We had some time before my presentation at UMCP, so we did some sightseeing. First we went to the National Cathedral and then… nothing else. On the way down to the White House, we saw Shake Shack. Actually, scratch that, I saw Shake Shack and some how convinced everyone to stop for an early lunch. Eventually, the food coma would kick in and us as tourists ended.
Everyone had Shake Shack before, but I’ve only known this one. Never the one up in New York. But if this was close to the real deal, it’s got me sold on its burger. The place itself was a bit difficult to get to. Even when I spotted it, we had to round the block given the one way streets. It was also on a sharp corner, making maneuvering tricky with all the double parked cars. Lucky for us, we found parking in front of the place. Sweet! Even sweeter, was the fact that we were early. No lines! The place was very clean and the view into the kitchen was well lit by the big windows. Not sure why I stare at the menu, I’ve only ordered one thing. Given that this was a craving run, I didn’t want to stray from my usual. We ordered and I did my best to convince everyone that a Shack Stack with a malted milk shake was the best way to go. Even though I tried nothing else. After they tried my shake and saw my burger, they knew I was right. Flash forward to the next day, they went back (without me) and got what I had. Nirvana!
Trust the ox.
1216 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
+1 (202) 683-9922
Verdict: I’ll always stop by given the chance, but maybe not if there’s a line.