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First time ever at Shake Shack…here’s what I ordered

Now, the burger chain that’s taking America by storm does not yet have any Toronto outlets, so when I went to Baltimore, I made sure to stop by. And man, this place was pretty busy—even at 3:45!

Now, I’ve heard good things about the cheeseburger, and was curious to try the hot chicken, but if I’m losing my Shake Shack virginity, I wanted it to be special…with a culinary classic you can’t get anywhere else. Enter the Shack Stack:

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So basically, what we’ve got here is a cheeseburger with a crispy mushroom patty on top. The crispness of the mushroom meshes well with the beef, and the cheese oozes all over the place—half of it oozed off onto the paper wrapper. I gotta say, I was a bit bummed out by this wasted cheesy goodness…but that’s why God gave bacon cheese fries to you, bro!!!

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Now, these fries have been blowing up my Instagram feed since forever, so I knew it was just a matter of time before they’d be heading straight down my piehole! The crinkle cut fries are crispy, but the queso takes some of the crispness away, making it a bit difficult to use the wooden toothpicky thing they give you. Bonus points for using real bacon pieces, though, bacon bro!!!

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One nice thing about Shake Shack is that they actually serve beer, unlike most fast food joints not named Chipotle. This here’s my friend Natty Boh. It’s kinda like PBR…but it’s purple.

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Now, I would not say this was the best burger I’ve ever had, and with everything you see here setting me back 20 bucks, it ain’t no screamin’ deal, either. But 10 on 10 would eat again. Only next time, can I get it Animal Style? 😜

BEERS OF BALTIMORE

OK, so here’s the deal. Up in Canada, we don’t get a lot of the craft beers you’ll see in the States. Especially when you live in a province where the government’s in cahoots with a couple ne plus macro breweries to control beer prices and distribution.

Anyways, suffice to say that when I head down south of the border, I ain’t drinkin’ Bud Light. Here’s some of the craft beers I had in Baltimore:

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DOGFISH HEAD 60 MINUTE IPA: This “East Coast” IPA was a lot smoother than what I’d expect from a beer with those three letters at the end. And at 6%, it kinda sneaks up on ya!

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FLYING DOG DOGGIE STYLE PALE ALE: You gotta love the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas artwork on the label! This beer was a little more citrusy than I thought it would be, but still left a bitter beer aftertaste.

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ANNABEL LEE WHITE: Happy Hour at Phillips Seafood means 4-dollar draft beers—and that includes all draft beers, bro! I went with this one, a light, citrusy brew that tastes pretty much the same as Unibroue’s Blanche de Chambly.

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NATIONAL BOHEMIAN AKA NATTY BOH: Baltimore’s answer to PBR: it’s cheap, light and it (sorta) gets the job done. Plus it comes in a Baltimore Ravens purple can!!!