Get ready for even longer lines at Shake Shack — to mark 10 years in Madison Square Park, the burger joint is throwing itself a week-long birthday bash that’ll feature a music festival and limited-edition patties from celeb chefs like David Chang and April Bloomfield. This. is going. to be huge.
The music festival, on June 12, kicks off at 1 p.m. with a performance from Catey Shaw, the “Billie Holiday meets MIA” of the ukelele. She’ll be followed by The Tall Pines, Cheerleader, Ski Lodge, and Miniature Tigers. There’ll also be a “pay what you’d like” Chicago-style hot dog cart, ping-pong, and (while supplies last) an “epic Shack-inspired cake” created by Dominique Ansel (yes, he of the cronuts).
But, really, it’s the celeb burgers that are going to cause foodies to flock to the park, ramen-burger style. Just look at this insane lineup of chefs and the patties they’ve created. (We’ve helpfully inserted photos so you can decide which, if any of these, is worth getting in line for. Each of these will sell for $8.50 only on the day listed.)
– Monday (6/9):
Daniel Boulud (DBGB, etc.) – The Piggie Shack
Shack beef-blend topped with DBGB’s BBQ pulled pork, jalepeño mayo, Boston lettuce and mustard-vinegar slaw.
– Tuesday (6/10):
David Chang (Momofuku) – Momofuku Shrimp Stack
Shack beef-blend cheeseburger topped with smoked and griddled shrimp patty, Momofuku Hozon Sauce, Bibb lettuce, pickled onion and salted cucumber.
– Wednesday (6/11):
Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods) – AZ Cabrito Butter Burger
Goat burger with herb butter topped with roasted tomato, charred onion and sweet pickle.
– Thursday (6/12):
Daniel Humm (Eleven Madison Park) – The Humm Burger
Shack beef-blend gruyere cheeseburger topped with all-natural applewood smoked bacon, celery relish, Bibb lettuce, truffle mayo and shaved fresh black truffle.
– Friday (6/13):
April Bloomfield (The Breslin, etc.) – The Breslin Burger
Breslin beef-blend burger topped with all-natural applewood smoked bacon
and Tickler English cheddar cheese sauce.