Monday, June 20, 2016
This summer, we've devised the perfect plan for a fun lunch for two at restaurateur Danny Meyer's popular burger n shakes joint Shake Shack. Grab a friend, a plastic knife and two straws and share Shake Shack's newest resident item, the Chick'n Shack, a classic ShackBurger, an order of fries and the summer seasonal Blueberry Pie Oh My Shake!
The iconic ShackBurger is near perfection. A sizzling 100% Angus beef patty is topped with American cheese, leafy lettuce, ripe tomato and dreamy ShackSauce. You can't go wrong with this classic!
The Chick'n Shack consists of a generous chunk of crispy fried chicken breast slathered in buttermilk herb mayo and topped with shredded lettuce and tangy pickles, all stuffed inside a soft potato bun. This lil sammy is so good you just might go up for seconds!
Shake Shack's original fries are what all crinkle cut potatoes aspire to be. If you're really hungry, order them with some hot, ooey gooey cheese sauce!
This summer Shake Shack is serving up Blueberry Pie Oh My Concretes and Shakes. We tried the milkshake and it was decadent and doubly delicious! Vanilla ice cream and fresh milk is blended with sweet blueberry pie filling and pie crust chunks then topped with a heaping serving of whipped cream. Yes please!
Now what are you waiting for? Get in line and start celebrating the yummy days of summer!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
We're totally freakin' out about these rad Koh-Kae Sriracha Chilli Sauce Flavour Coated Green Peas made by popular Thai snack brand, Koh-Kae! Not only is the packaging super cool, but the snack inside is one of the tastiest products we've encountered in quite some time. Each lil pea contains an explosion of crunch and supreme flavor. In this killer treat, the taste of earthy peas is perfectly enhanced with spicy chili, sweet sugar, garlic, salt and vinegary tang. All we have to say is DANG these snack are good!
These were brought to us by a friend who visited Thailand, but keep an eye out at specialty stores for these tiny yummy flavor bombs.
Monday, June 6, 2016
What's even more delicious than a savory chicken caesar salad? How about the NEW McDonald's Chicken Caesar Sandwich! Choose between grilled or crispy chicken which is then topped with leafy green lettuce, ripe tomato, shaved parmesan cheese and tangy caesar dressing, all inside a bakery fresh sesame seed roll. We opted for the peppery, fried buttermilk chicken breast and the result was a sinfully scrumptious sammy with the perfect balance of classic flavors. We loved it!
We found this new McD's item at a Manhattan location and we reckon this is a limited test market release because McDonald's main site has no mention of the Chicken Caesar Sandwich. If you're lucky enough to come across it, give it a try!
The McDonald's Chicken Caesar is also available as a McWrap and as a salad.
Friday, June 3, 2016
It's one of our favorite national holidays, NATIONAL DONUT DAY! Whether it's a traditional glazed yeast or an inventive gourmet cake variety, donuts make everyone happy all day from breakfast to midnight snack time. Go out and grab a dozen of your favorite donuts and help celebrate our collective national love for these sweet, round treats!
Monday, May 16, 2016
Burger King is growing their dog pack with the new WHOPPER® Dog. Just like their original BK WHOPPER®, this new grilled, 100% beef hot dog is topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayo and ketchup. We gave this new pup a try and here is what we found!
Our WHOPPER® Dog came cold. We reckon the intention was to serve a sizzling hot dog on a fresh bun topped with crisp, cold toppings and condiments, but the hot dog we received was just plain cold. It was a very busy day at the restaurant location we ordered at so we weren't too surprised by the temperature. The nature of this menu item lends itself to disappointment since the grilled hot dog is the only hot component to the sandwich. This is the type of menu item that needs to be served and eaten immediately.
We rather enjoyed the flavors of the WHOPPER® ingredients with the grilled hot dog, but by the end of the meal, we found ourselves wishing we had just ordered a regular WHOPPER® with Cheese. The hot dog itself, aside from being ice cold, lacked the flame grilled flavor we've come to expect from Burger King. The real star of this new item was the bun. The bread was fluffy and delicious with a subtle sweetness and a very pleasant chewy texture.
While the new WHOPPER® Dog is certainly not bad, we say skip it for the Chili Cheese Grilled Dog, which is sure to come out hot and delicious. Or just keep it old school and order a WHOPPER® or Original Chicken Sandwich instead.