The Girl Who Ate Everything

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New favorite word: stonking. Spotted at British foodstore, Myers of Keswick.

I will have a real entry soon, but first I have a question that NY-ers may be able to answer. What day and time is Shake Shack least busy? I'm thinking of going there for dinner with friends, after 6 PM, not on a Sunday. Is there a day of the week that's less sucky than others?

Thanks for any help you can give me!

If I owe you an email, I will reply...eventually. I feel lazy now. Although not that lazy, as I have loads of photos to edit from the past day. I'll do that for about 20 minutes and then go out for ice cream with some friends who just invited me. SECOND TIME EATING ICE CREAM TODAY = NOT GOOD.

MUST PUUURGE. [wiggles]...crap, that did absolutely nothing.

Some bastard flies chewed up my right foot as I stood outside on the phone for less than 5 minutes. I hope it was...[scratch stratch]...mighty delicious...[scratch stratch scratch] that my dermal inflammation is totally worth it!

OKAY, back to work. But first, watch this fun Japanese commercial Eunice pointed out to me:

Kabaya's website has a load of commercials (or "cm") on their website. Bwahahaa, I love Japanese snack companies.

Update (later in the day): I just remembered another rather important question.

Do any of you live in Paris? My assumption is no, but then I thought, "Hey, shouldn't I ask first? Can I spare a few seconds of typing?" Actually, the question should be, "Do any of you live in Paris who wouldn't mind taking me to an awesome boulangerie/chocolatier/patisserie/etc?" Because if you do mind meeting "insane American carb-hungry girl", it's best for you to lay low.


H. / August 20, 2006 9:00 PM

I went to Shake Shack during the week around 5pm and there was no line. I have to say though, the burgers and fries weren't all that. I can't imagine anyone waiting in line 30ms for them. However, the shakes were pretty damn good.

heather / August 20, 2006 9:18 PM

yyyyyeeeeeessss! First comment!
Your so lucky to have all those specialty stores. I love Britain's Cadbury chocolates. And they're gossip mags, and just about anything UK.

Anyway, hope all is well, that Utube video was funny by the way. Ah now I must rest my back after a full day of baking= two loaves of rasin bread and a dozen peach tartlets as a wedding shower gift.

roboppy / August 20, 2006 10:07 PM

H: I agree that they're not worth waiting 30 minutes...hence why I want to go at a time when there's no line. :) Thanks for the info! I've seen pictures of long lines even when it's dark out, so I figure it may be crowded at night. I like the idea of sitting outside and not worry about taking up a lot of space or anything like that. What I'd really like to do is get a shackapalooza, but I haven't seen it on their latest menu. :( I WANT A BUCKET OF FROZEN CUSTARD!

Heather: Oh no, you're second. :( BUT SECOND IS STILL COOL! You can wear a t-shirt that says, "We're #2!"

Mmm, peach tartlets. 12. Of them.

Dina / August 21, 2006 9:31 AM

There's this hilarious video on you-tube (or whatever that website is called) that has a time-lapse camera thing of the Shake Shack line.

From there (and my personal VERY limited experience) it seems it is least crowded when it first opens.

From the video, it looked less crowded just before closing. But I wasn't quite sure if maybe it actually WAS already closed. And the few people on the video were walking up and then turning away emptry-handed.

William / August 21, 2006 9:46 AM

During the week if you go there before 5pm you should be fine (and if you're there for lunch, get there well before noon -- they open at 11am). The idea is just to beat the office crowds. I've gone there at 8pm on a nice night last week, and the line was still half an hour long...

Rose / August 21, 2006 9:58 AM

I was under the assumption that it is always busy. I can't believe I'm leaving NYC (a lifelong new yorker) still a shake shack virgin! hmph....oh well. a goal for when i return :-)

Remember to go to Bagels & Brownies by the St. Placide metro stop in Paris. It really is delicious :-)

methodp / August 21, 2006 10:57 AM

heya, you might want to look into recent health issues and inspections the shake shack has had, they're supposed to be pretty bad...but maybe the rat droppings add flavor?

Allergic Girl / August 21, 2006 11:29 AM

I used to work in that 'hood and basically anytime that is *not lunch* is better--so 1130am thru 3pm on a nice day is high traffic time. 6pm should be fine. Good luck, the food is yummy but greasy. In a good way of course.

ParisBreakfasts / August 21, 2006 12:34 PM

IMO it's worth the wait and kinda fun..the anticipation etc But here's the BAD news :(
Shake Shack failed their health inspection and scored 140 (very bad) article here..
Re: Paris, I only live there in my head..but why don't you go during the Salon Du Chocolate, end of October? Then you can hit a ton of those places at one blow? I'll be there too doing the same..
What kind of ice cream was that and from where? :)

roboppy / August 21, 2006 12:56 PM

Dina: Thanks for pointing out the youtube video. It seems like the line is crowded...uh...most of the time! Waarh. I'm lazy! And I don't want to eat at 10 PM.

William: Damn people and their late night munchies! I don't want to eat too late...or early. Like most people, haha.

Rose: There are a lot of NY things I should have eaten by now. STILL NO HOT DOGS! Mrah. Whatever. When you come back you should de-virginize yourself. :)

Bagels & Brownies, yes! Shall do.

dandyna: Angels Delight is a British pudding mix. My friends told me it's good! Maybe I should've bought some.

methodp: Hehe, oohhh yeah I heard all about that. It was on a bunch of ny-based blogs. They've already cleaned up, so I'll try not to think about how bad it was in the first place. :P

Allergic Girl: Greasy usually means yummy, unless the thing is dripping in fat. ...Actually, even then it might still be tasty. Hmmm.

PB: Shake Shack is back into passing territory! :) It's kind of disturbing that it had such a high score to begin with, but at least they handled the situation quickly.

OOH I forgot about the Salon du Chocolat! I went to the chocolate show two years in a row in NYC. Ehehhee. I got kinda sick the first time. Um. Thanks for pointing it out! I should gooooo ooo oo chocolate yes...

Ahh, I'll talk about the ice cream soon! :)

William / August 25, 2006 9:30 AM

Dropped by Shake Shack last night at 6pm -- there was almost no line, probably because it was sprinkling. :-)

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