In the ideas aimed targeted directly at me, it’s hard to beat Breakaway Bikes Saturday bike ride that combines a 40-mile bike ride with Shake Shack and Victory beer.
Be Well Philly has the details on the ride. If 40-miles seems to strenuous for a Saturday morning, Breakaway will be at Shake Shack at 20th and Sansom starting at 11 a.m. with free bike checks. There will also be Victory floats and a raffle basket filled with all sorts of goodies from Breakaway, Victory and Shake Shack.
To Do: Shake Shack’s 40-Mile Bike Ride This Weekend [Be Well Philly]
Image via Curbed Philly
Yesterday Curbed Philly had an item breaking down and explicating New York imports that have made it here and those that haven’t. Sandy Smith touched on this in a column for PhillyMag.com about the Brooklyn Flea’s departure, which he attributes, in part, to its NYC branding. Those transplants that haven’t flaunted their New York-ness do better, Smith said.
Here’s what Curbed’s Tishon Woolcock had to say:
Brooklyn Flea/FAIL: “Has anyone mentioned the fact that Philly already has great flea markets and thrift shops?”
3rd Ward/FAIL: “Reportedly, mismanagement – more than a move to Philly – was responsible for 3rd Ward’s undoing”
Shake Shack/SUCCESS: “Philly has little beef with the chain’s arrival”
Barcade/SUCCESS: “The friendly staff, inviting decor, plus games and craft beer make Barcade an excellent addition to the city’s bar scene.”
Fette Sau/SUCCESS: “A year in, the brisket is still selling by the pound.”
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Photo by Matt Gari
UPDATE 11/14/2013: Shake Shack has canceled its illegal 2-for-1 happy hour. “We are working with the PLCB on approval for our new happy hour concept,” reports Shake Shack publicist Jacklin Rhoads.
So, the Philadelphia Shake Shack is promoting a new weekday happy hour, as was mentioned here on Foobooz on Monday, the first day of the special. According to Shake Shack’s own website, which announced the details of the new happy hour last week, patrons can “enjoy 2-for-1 beer and wine from 4-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.”
And given that those beers include Victory Brewing Company’s Festbier and the Shack’s exclusive ShackMesiter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery, that’s a pretty good deal. Too bad it’s illegal. Read more »
Photo by Matt Gari
As if you burger-monkeys needed another reason to go to Shake Shack, starting today, the Sansom Street Shack has a pretty awesome Happy Hour deal going: Monday-Thursday, from 4pm-6pm, all beers and wines are 2-for-1.
That includes Victory Brewing Company’s Festbier (which is currently on tap at the Shack), the standard ShackMeister Ale from Brooklyn Brewery and glasses of Shack Red and White wines, from Frog’s Leap winery.
Getting two beers for the price of one is always good news. Happy Monday to everyone.
But is it legal? Victor Fiorillo investigates.
Shake Shack [f8b8z]
Solar powered Shake Shack opens in King of Prussia.
The King of Prussia Shake Shack has swung open its doors to hungry suburban shoppers and office workers. This new location will serve all of your favorite Shake Shack classics along with new frozen custard concretes:
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So the 20th and Sansom Shake Shack location is installing a new bike corral. And sure, it’s a nice rack–installed by SHIFT_DESIGN in modular format, able to hold 10-14 bicycles and planted with winter gem boxwoods to match those on the roof of the building. But still, reporting on new bike racks is not normally what we do here at Foobooz.
But because this is Shake Shack and because they know how to throw a party, this is a little different, because in order to celebrate the installation of their new racks, Shake Shack will be giving away free beer from 6-8pm tonight–complimentary Headwaters Pale Ale and Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing. There’ll also be “bike-friendly swag” being given away, and the kitchen will be blending up Storm King floats just for the event.
So, if you’re in the neighborhood this evening between 6pm and 8pm, why not stop by? And if you happen to arrive by bike, that’s just a bonus.
Shake Shack [f8b8z]
It was a big week for Philadelphia restaurant news. And next week looks like it’s going to be even crazier. So to catch you up on all the action of the past seven days, here’s what you might’ve missed.
There was already a line in front of the new Shake Shack on Drexel’s campus at 3200 Chestnut Street at 10 a.m. today. We’ll post updates as line length warrants.
If you’re intending on going to Shake Shack today, tweet with the #ucityshakeshack hashtag and show it to the cashier and get a free pint of Candied Apple frozen custard. Yes, a pint. Note, that deal is only good in University City, so no funny business.
Update: The line still snakes out the door »
The brand spankin’ new Shake Shack at 32nd and Chestnut is getting ready to throw wide the doors tomorrow at 11am. But today, they were putting the still-mostly-virginal crew through their paces by doing two rounds of friends-and-family service. And, of course, we were there to take pictures (and sponge up free burgers).
New to the menu this time around? A couple of new local concretes (the Declaration of Donuts with vanilla custard, FedNuts french toast fancy donut chunks and a banana, and the Study Buddy with chocolate custard, chocolate toffee, caramel sauce and coffee beans from Joe Coffee right next door). There are also hand-cut fries on the menu now–served either plain or gunked up with cheese sauce–and I am very much looking forward to eating these with my fingers after a night spent drinking with college kids.
So between this location opening tomorrow, the new King of Prussia outpost going live on Monday, October 21 and plans for two new Brooklyn locations (one in DUMBO, the other across from the Barclay’s Center) and a third in Paramus all upcoming, the Shake Shack team has their hands full. The odds of us being able to announce yet another Philly location any time soon? Not good, according to everyone we talked to. But that’s cool. We’ll take the three we’ve got and be happy with them. For now.
I know, I know… You’re really just here for the burger porn. So without further ado, here it is: Shake Shack University City, in pictures.
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As if news of getting a Federal Donuts was enough for one day. Now University City finds out that its Shake Shack will open on Friday, October 11th at 11 a.m. The Chestnut Square location (3200 Chestnut Street) is the second location in the area for Danny Meyer’s burger chain. A third location will open later this month in King of Prussia. but an exact date has not been determined.