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Could be a record opening day for SS!
How long is it taking to get inside? Longer than 10 minutes? Cause I think that's the longest my patience will allow.
Less than 10min I just ate there. Burgers are soooo good, fries meh but we all know that. Great new addition to Austin!!
Funny, I walked in at about 5:50 and only 10-12 people were in line for the 5 minutes I was there. I did not eat, just looked around down and upstairs. No elevator or handicap access that I saw. Going to come back with my family in a few days to get our first FHSS burger.
Interesting to see what new business will choose to locate at the now empty former prima Donna space considering the SS lines blocking their entrance.
What a surprise! Another comment about stores' entrances being "blocked" by the Shake Shack line. Yet another attempt by a commenter here to portray the opening of Shake Shack as a negative thing. But, as usual, this comment makes no sense. I think any store that would open in that location would be thrilled to have crowds of people waiting outside of their store. I can't think of a better way to get exposure and attention for a store's products than to have crowds of people gathered outside of it. And, the Shake Shack line is not "blocking" any store's entrance. This is NYC and there are lines outside of restaurants, stores and other places in many locations and at many times throughout the city. If you want to get into a store that has the Shake Shack line in front of it, all you have to do is say "Excuse me" and go in. This is the city, and most people know that navigating through and around lines and crowds of people is part of living on the city.
At about 7:30p, I'd say the wait was about 10 mins outside and under 10 mins until food was ready. And absolutely worth it, as always. There were seats available but we took ours to go, enjoying the lovely MacDonald Park. That is, until the jerky teens eating chipotle next to us left their windblown trash behind. Grrrrrr...
No C-line - and I even spoke to the manager, who said they're trying to "move away from that model", which I think is a bad idea. Waited far too long today for just a shake. There are still many kinks to be worked out, including accessibility issues (for walkers, wheelchairs and strollers), and the line situation. It's a nice addition, but what we REALLY need is a fast casual Asian place, like Xi'an Famous Foods. Also, just a gentle suggestion (genuinely not trolling) - there's some great stuff happening down on Metropolitan (re-opening of Aigner, new organic/Asian market, Silk Cakes expanded offerings) - it would be nice to see some attention paid to these small local businesses, too.
The new Aigner definitely deserves more attention!Has anyone tried SnowDays yet?
Did Snowdays open already?
Just checked Snowdays' facebook page, their grand opening was today, just in time for this weekend's heat wave!https://www.facebook.com/snowdaysnyc/
Their chocolates are very expensive.
Hey Anonymous, I assume you are one of the newbies to our neighborhood that is unaware of the already existing "fast casual" Asian places on Austin street. Why not take a closer look and give them a try?
Have lived here for 15+ years, and stand by my assertion that there isn't quality fast casual Asian food in the neighborhood.
When you guys ask for "fast casual" Asian food what do you mean specifically? How about New Pinang on Queens Blvd? Not sure about Xi'an famous food...My feeling is most people dont understand soup noodles in Chinese cuisine...There is also East Ocean Palace on QB - thats authentic fast casual HK style food.
As teh poster above says...ther are plenty of Asian places to eat. How about Italian (good quality besides Tusan Hills), French, German and more. Enough with teh Asian food already.