exciting news that Shake Shack New Haven had opened. Thanks to an invite from our food industry hero, Danny Meyer(!), my dad and brother (aka Lil' Bobo) were there for the preview party last night and my dad contributed his very first guest blog post reviewing the grub. Ever since he declared the Skull and Cones concrete made up of chocolate and vanilla custards with a shattered sugar cone, peanut butter sauce and chocolate truffle cookie dough mixed in, I've been dying to try it, and some Christmas Eve errands in the Elm City provided just that opportunity...
I'm a bit of a concrete fiend. I like my ice cream (or custard, as it were) with mix-ins. Lots of delicious mix-ins and Shake Shack delivers. Each Shack has it's own unique concrete menu, many of which are inspired by their location. For the New Haven Shake Shack they tip their hat to old Eli Yale with the Skull and Cones, a cheeky tribute to the infamous secret society. But really, how can you go wrong with both vanilla & chocolate custard plus, crunchy waffle cone bits, plus peanut butter and chocolate cookie dough. The effect is crunchy-chewy-gooey-goodness. In the interest of Yuletime moderation (as if there were such a thing!) Lawman and I ordered a half concrete. HUGE mistake, as we soon found ourselves scraping the bottom of the cup longing for the other half. Heed our advice and get a whole (or better yet, get your own, you won't want to share this one).
Shake Shack New Haven
986 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511