Even though I am sad that October is over already & that AMC won't be playing awesome horror movies anymore, I am pretty excited for November. I will be seeing my favorite band Chimaira 3 times this month. We went to the first of the shows in New York City on November 3rd. Now you know that I didn't go all the way out to NYC without getting a burger. I decided that we should go to Shake Shack since it was right around the block from where we were seeing the band at BB King's. I've been to Shake Shake before but was not very impressed with it. Since it's voted the 2nd best burger in NYC, I thought that I should go back & give it another shot. I'm glad I did. It was fucking awesome. Super fresh, cooked perfectly, the bun was fresh as well & super soft, almost like a potato roll. I also got it with their signature Shack Sauce, which was kind of like a mayonnaisey Big Mac sauce (so my girlfriend tells me, I have never had a Big Mac,) which was good, they just put a little too much on my burger. But yea, their burger was super yum, but they do need to do some work on their boring, crinkle cut fries. I also decided to try their Shackmeister, which is a beer that the Brooklyn Brewery makes for Shake Shack. This wasn't very impressive either, like a citrus lager kind of. It wasn't terrible, I just wasn't overly impressed with it. Overall though, I was really happy that I decided to try Shake Shack again. I understand their long lines now.
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We had some time to kill before the show so we mosied over to the Rattle N Hum, my absolute favorite bar ever. I love how no matter what Sarah & I go to the city for, we always end up at this bar. What was really cool was their owner Patrick gave us free food! Another reason why I love that place, the people who work there are awesome! It was also International Stout Day, & I'm not normally a stout fan, but I did drink one for the holiday! A Sixpoint Otis. & it was pretty good, super hoppy & I'm all about super hoppy.
But now I have to get back to drinking & watching football. Until next time. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter if you don't already: @tastemyrizzo Also, if you'd like to check out the videos that my girlfriend took of Chimaira, they can be found on my YouTube channel. & the semi-decent photos I took with my cell phone can be found here.