The Peanut Butter and Bacon Burger at Shake Shack on the Upper West Side


[Photograph: Alaina Browne]

If you really love peanut butter and bacon, perhaps even more than you love a good burger, the Upper West Side Shake Shack's peanut butter and bacon burger ($5.50) is the burger for you. The burger, which was served as a special this past Saturday, will be available this upcoming Saturday. The bacon is generously portioned, and the peanut butter is warm and oozy; together they dominate the experience. So while delicious, the beef is barely noticeable. In fact, it might be even better without the burger as just a straight bacon and peanut butter sandwich, or if the beef were replaced with sliced bananas.

Until that sandwich shows up on the menu, the regular Shack Burger (topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and Shack Sauce) is pretty damn close to burger perfection, and that's what I'll be ordering next time I'm at Shake Shack.

Shake Shack

366 Columbus Avenue, New York NY 10024 (map) 646-747-8770;