Category Archives: Hamburgers, fries

Why Union Square Hospitality Group is the best in the business

(The new and improved Shake Shack fries) March 11, 2014- By Steven E Greer, MD The number of restaurant groups trying to copy Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) and create the “better burger” are in the dozens, but … Continue reading

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Review: Umami Burger is fast food management trying to be fine dining

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Umami Burger will be opening soon in Brookfield Place. I went up to their Greenwich Village location to try it out. I walked away feeling as if I was ripped off by a … Continue reading

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Blog about IPO’s speculates that Shake Shack could go public

March 19, 2014- A blog about stock IPO’s purely conjectures and speculates about the merits of Union Square Hospitality Group’s ability to spin off Shake Shack as a public company. We believe that there are no plans whatsoever for doing … Continue reading

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Tour of Stone Street after Hurricane Sandy

Ronan Downs, the owner of several restaurants in the Financial District on Stone Street, such as Beckett’s, Stone Street Tavern, The Dubliner, Pizza Pizza, and Burger Burger gives a tour of the area after Hurricane Sandy. All of the establishments … Continue reading

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Bad timing on Danny Meyer’s part

Update March 3, 2014- The Russian invasion of The Ukraine ads to the awkwardness. December 20, 2013- Right as the United States is essentially boycotting Putin’s Olympics in Russia over anti-gay laws, Danny Meyer is entering Moscow. Bloomberg reports, “Meyer … Continue reading

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Why, Shake Shack? Why?

February 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I have been unable to go to Shake Shack for months now, because the joint has one of the worst designed seating sections I can think of. In the winter, without the outdoor … Continue reading

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Details separate Blue Smoke from the rest of the pack

February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Have you ever had a Southern-style biscuit made in a restaurant that was not so dry that it did not require butter and jam to prevent sticking to the roof of your mouth? … Continue reading

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Daily Show features Moscow Shake Shack

 

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Blue Smoke’s cheeseburger and fries

June 22, 2013- We tried the new version of the Blue Smoke cheeseburger and fries and can proclaim that it is the best in the area. As with the chicken sandwich, the in-house made bun is sturdy enough to prevent … Continue reading

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Steak Frites North End Grill style

Grilled Beef Skewer with Sandra’s Kimchi $9, at North End Grill, plus the Thrice-Fried Spiced Fries $8 (order them less salty and the staff will accommodate you)

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Shake Shack goes Harvard

January 7, 2014- Eater reports that USHG opened a Shake Shack in Harvard Square.

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CB2 idiots complain about Shake Shack in Brooklyn

November 26, 2013- Exemplifying why the Community Board has a 14% approval rating, DNAinfo is reporting, “Shake Shack employees regularly take over Willoughby Plaza — located adjacent to the hamburger joint — to hold “staff meetings and team-building exercises,” making … Continue reading

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Smashburger coming to FiDi

October 5, 2013- DNAinfo reports that the “better burger” chain, Smashburger, is coming to FiDi. The menu looks great, with a variety of chicken as well as beef. Also, the buns look better than Shake Shacks. However, we have been … Continue reading

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Umami Burger gets rave reviews in WSJ: coming to BPC soon

October 8, 2013- The WSJ gave kind comments to the first East Coast Umami Burger in Greenwich Village. BPC is getting one soon, in Brookfield Place. The WSJ wrote, “Since then, lunch waiting times have cooled down. But are these … Continue reading

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Breaking: Shake Shack changes style of French fries

August 6, 2013- A Shake Shack Twitter post announced that all of the classic crinkle cut fries are being switched out to the “Fresh Fries”, which are slimmer ones like McDonald’s. This is a horrible move, in our opinion. Slim … Continue reading

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Clarke’s Standard compared to Shake Shack, Bill’s Burger, and Blue Smoke

July 24, 2013- By Steven E. Greer We previously reported that the “Better Burger” concept is a big business, with dozens of places trying to copy Shake Shack. We estimated that Shake Shack would be worth more than $1 Billion … Continue reading

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Bill’s Bar & Burger

The Marriott eliminated the horrible sports bar and brought in a Bill’s Bar & Burger. We tried the cheeseburger, but the meat was not lean enough, resulting in a bit too greasy of an experience. We have also been spoiled … Continue reading

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Book review: My Beef with Meat

Book by Rip Esselstyn Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style, Hachette Book Group Review by Steven E. Greer, MD What do all of these extremely athletic and strong professional athletes have in common? Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Heisman Trophy football … Continue reading

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Shake Shack at JFK

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Shake Shack raises $200,000 so far for hunger charity

May 22, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The second annual Danny Meyer Shake Shack fund raising drive called the Great American Shake Sale has already raised $200,000 for “No Kid Hungry“. “Last year we launched the Great American Shake … Continue reading

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Do not try this at home

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Holy cow! An empty Shake Shack

I thought it was later than it was and went to Shake Shack around 11:00 This is the first time I have ever seen it empty.

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North End Grill’s burger featured on Bloomberg TV

And the winner for the most obnoxious TV host goes to Stephanie Ruhle.

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An urgent crisis: Shake Shack seating shortages

December 28, 2012 By Steven E. Greer This is the first time that the Battery Park Shake Shack has experienced cold weather. Recall, we had no winter in 2011-12. As a result of the cold, the outdoor seating is no … Continue reading

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