When yours truly had her first Shack Burger, she was hooked. I have eaten many a meal there and love to pop in for the custard flavor of the day. Right before my shower, I went out with my two bridesmaids in NYC. After a night of drinking, we needed some food. So off to the nearest Shake Shack- the original Madison Square Park location- we went. The two girls behind us in the line were talking about the burgers and one of them said "can we split a burger?" When they were out of earshot, GNB, my MOH said in a mocking voice "can we split our dignity?" Yes. Shake Shack is that important. It is one of the things I miss most about NYC and whenever I come back, getting a burger is one of the first things I do! (Usually, it's also my last meal right before I head to the airport.)
Originally, TLS and I wanted to do our rehearsal dinner at the Shake Shack, but unfortunately, the party room space was a bit too small for us. Instead, we decided to go there after our wedding. At the end of the night, we looked up the times for all of the locations, and raced into a cab to get to the Times Square location before it closed. When we got up to order our burgers, the woman taking our order giggled a bit and gave us her 20% employee discount. While we were looking for seats, everyone in there was looking at us and a lot of people offered us congratulations. We noticed that all of a sudden, everyone else in there started talking about weddings. Imagine that. One of the employees came over and brought us little custard parfait desserts which we immediately devoured. (The custard of the day was Red Velvet. YUM.)
|my patented Masha face|
While we were talking and eating our yummy burgers, the manager of the store came out. She noticed my wedding dress and immediately got interested. She came over with a mini bottle of Prosecco and two glasses. She then proceeded to make us a goody bag of every single shirt that they sell and a pair of flip flops (which my husband has been using at the gym as shower shoes). She tried to send us home with more burgers and a pint of custard, but we said no thank you. We were on our way to the Ritz.
|us with our goody bag|
The next day, when we got back to my mother's house, we modeled our his and hers Shack shirts for her. We were being silly in her living room and she snapped this picture with my iphone.
|notice the post-wedding half updo|
I'm trying to convince my husband that we need to use one of the two pictures of the two of us as our holiday card picture this year, but he just doesn't want to seem to get on board. Someone please convince him otherwise.