i think we’ve already established on this blog of mine that i sometimes do dumb and crazy stuff for food. like when i waited with friends at 5:30am in the morning for several hours earlier this summer to try dominique ansel’s cronut. so it only seemed fitting that i go wait for a few more hours with friends to try his cronut hole concrete at shake shack yesterday.
so we headed down to the original shake shack in madison square park yesterday around 9:30 am and the line was already wrapped entirely around the park (rumor has it that the line began forming at 4:30am!) i guess i’m not the only idiot in manhattan that does crazy stuff for food. ;)
but with good company to keep and plenty of space for the little ones to run and play, the line seemed to move quickly and the hours passed at a reasonable pace. since it was early, we decided to make a lunch out of it and ordered burgers and fries to go with our cronut hole concretes. so basically, yesterday was a good one.
^^^only a fraction of the line. nyc is full of crazies. i’m so happy i fit in here.^^^
^^^900 left! (this was when we first arrived. they made 1,000….)^^^
^^^eleanor and her little friends enjoyed pushing their little babies in little baby strollers (and fighting over them too if we are being totally honest) while we waited in line. thanks for sharing your babies and baby strollers with us, friends!^^^
^^^CRONUT HOLE CONCRETE!!! caramel custard with pieces of cronut mixed in. it really was delicious. i feel like i enjoyed my cronut best though earlier this summer when it was all on its own. that custard is dreamy, don’t get me wrong here, but that cronut is something else. it just is. it doesn’t need anything else to go along with it.^^^
^^^getting in the crinkle cut fries while they can…^^^
^^^with dominique ansel! does this guy even know how much we love him?^^^
^^^and to end, a photo of a few of us from the roof of shake shack because yes, my friend totally chucked her phone up there to a guy who was filming the long lines and asked him to take our photo. ;)^^^
also, we made it into the buzzfeed article about ’17 things people care less about than cornets’. although we do care about our kids and their naps. we do. ;) josh and i sometimes stay up far too late crying and laughing at the same time reading buzzfeed articles together so this was kind of a big deal for me for a moment yesterday. ps. this buzzfeed article is sort of my all time fave right now (and do i even dare admit i had to google what YOLO stands for?!)