by Tim Regan September 27, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

Shake Shack burgerLogan Circle is getting a Shake Shack.

The popular eatery announced today it has plans to sling burgers, fries and shakes at 1400 14th St. NW. The new location “will be right in the heart of the city, steps from historic Logan Circle,” according to a press release.

The forthcoming restaurant will also have a large outdoor seating area with picnic tables and plants, the release notes. Inside, the eatery will feature a “ceiling that is inspired by the distinctive street grid that radiates from the nation’s capital.”

If all goes according to plan, the Shake Shack would open in 2017.

More information from the press release:


by Tim Regan August 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm 0

Shake Shack burgerA popular burger chain will give away free burgers next week to celebrate the opening of its 100th store.

Shake Shack will dole out a free ShackBurger or sandwich of equal or lesser value to the first 100 people through the door on Tuesday, Aug. 16 starting at 10:30 a.m.

All of the D.C.-area locations (minus the one at Nationals Park) are slated to give away burgers during the event.

District Shake Shacks participating in the promotion include:

  • Dupont Circle (1216 18th St. NW)
  • F Street (800 F St. NW)
  • Union Station (50 Massachusetts Ave. NE)

Two restaurants in Northern Virginia will also join in on the deal.

“The celebration comes on the heels of the Boston Seaport Shake Shack opening next week, which marks the 100th Shake Shack location around the globe,” according to a press release from the eatery.

More info on the giveaway from Shake Shack:

We started at the park, now we’re here! Twelve years after opening its first location at Madison Square Park in New York City, Shake Shack will open its 100th Shack at the Boston Seaport, located at 77 Seaport Boulevard, on Tuesday, August 16th.

To celebrate this moment in Shake Shack’s history, the first 100 guests at Shacks worldwide (‘cept stadiums and ballparks) will receive a free single ShackBurger (or a burger of equal or lesser value, before 12PM). All US Shacks will begin welcoming guests at 10:30AM on Tuesday, August 16th.

“From our first-ever Shack in Madison Square Park twelve years ago, to so many incredible places in between, opening our 100th Shack at Boston Seaport is an epic milestone for us,” said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti. “We’re overwhelmed by the love and enthusiasm from our fans around the world, and this moment wouldn’t be possible without them. Here’s to bringing more Shacks to local communities around the world!”

Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no added hormones and no antibiotics ever), 100% all-natural cage-free chicken (no antibiotics ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine (available at select locations) and more.

The company sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan, created by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation “I ♥ Taxi.” The cart was quite the success, with Shack fans lined up daily for three summers.

Shake Shack was officially born in July 2004 when USHG won the bid to open a permanent kiosk in the Park. Its green architecture was designed to make it harmonious with the park and its surroundings. An instant neighborhood fixture, Shake Shack welcomed people from all over the city, country and world who gathered together to enjoy fresh, simple, high-quality versions of classic American fare in a majestic setting.

Shake Shack remains a fun and lively community-gathering place with widespread appeal. From its premium ingredients and caring hiring practices to its environmentally responsible designs and deep community investment, Shake Shack’s mission is to Stand For Something Good. Since the original Shack opened in 2004, the company has opened multiple locations in 15 states and the District of Columbia, as well as international locations in London, Tokyo, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow, Seoul and more.

Image courtesy Shake Shack

by Tim Regan February 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

A popular burger joint located in Dupont Circle will satisfy more than burger cravings tonight.

Shake Shack (1216 18th St. NW) is set to donate 15 percent of the total cost of some orders to the National Network to End Domestic Violence between 5 and 11 p.m. tonight. (more…)

by Tim Regan November 25, 2015 at 10:30 am 0

Golden Triangle selfie contest

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) will soon pay lucky locals to take selfies.

Starting Dec. 1, people walking in the area between the White House and Dupont Circle can snap selfies in front of their favorite retailers for the chance to win a $100 gift card to that business.

To win, contestants must tag the BID on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #GoldenTriSelfie.

Retailers in the area include Nordstrom Rack (1800 L St. NW) and Proper Topper (1350 Connecticut Ave. NW).

The contest ends Dec. 22.

Photo courtesy of Golden Triangle BID

by Tim Regan October 13, 2015 at 11:15 am 0

Burger lovers, rejoice: Dupont Circle’s Shake Shack (1216 18th St. NW) has reopened in time to debut its new pickled jalapeno burger today.

The prospect of the burger’s debut looked hazy yesterday when the restaurant closed after filling with grill-scented smoke just before noon. Because of the confusion surrounding the closure, Shake Shack also made the new burger available at its Chinatown location (800 F St. NW).

The burger, inspired by Rachel Ray and bedecked with fried pickled jalapenos, cheese and crispy shallots, will be available until Sunday.

Photo courtesy of Shake Shack

by Tim Regan October 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

Dupont Circle Shake Shack fire truck

The Shake Shack at the intersection of 18th Street NW and Connecticut Avenue NW closed earlier today after firefighters responded to reports of smoke in the restaurant.

Firefighters briefly blocked off the intersection around noon. One firefighter climbed a ladder to the roof of the building while others waited outside. Most of the emergency personnel left about 15 minutes after arriving and there was no visible smoke or flames outside of the building.

A manager ushered customers out of the eatery in a haze of grill-scented smoke around 12:20 p.m. today. The manager would not say when the eatery would reopen.

by May 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm 1,664 0

Borderstan, Lincoln Memorial, Luis Gomez Photos

Eyes to the sky: Will you be waiting for the rapture on Saturday? (Photo: “Lincoln Memorial Photographers” by Luis Gomez)

From Laura Herman of LauraLikesThis. Laura is also a contributor over at Brightest Young Things; you can find her on Twitter @Lmhhabs.

With just two days to go until the rapture/end of the world on Saturday, I really have high hopes for this weekend. Lots going on throughout the city and locally in Borderstan. Here are my top picks for where you should be eating, drinking, shopping, and dancing this weekend:

Thursday, May 19

The Capitol Deal is hosting a happy hour at Current Sushi (1215 Connecticut Avenue NW) from 5 to 6:30 pm featuring FREE Peroni and Svedka cocktails in addition to Current’s usual happy hour specials, including $4 sushi, from 5 to 7 pm. Run, don’t walk.

After you’ve happy hour-ed, walk across the street and check out the recently-opened Shake Shack at 1216 18th Street NW. Rumor has it the lines are still long, but everything I’m reading has my mouth watering. Check out some good coverage on Eater DC here.


by May 18, 2011 at 8:30 am 2,000 0

Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street NW, Borderstan

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street (mostly).

From Michelle Lancaster. Tell me what I missed on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Driver in Fatal Accident Sentenced

What happens when you get drunk, drive your car and hit a pedestrian? Well, in this case, you get a three-year sentence. Chamica Adams’ blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit when she hit and killed Julia Bachleitner, an exchange student at Hopkins. Her sentencing was Tuesday, and DCist has a good recap with links. In the ‘consider me offended’ category, the judge told the parents to forgive the driver in order to move on with life, reports NBC Washington.

More Condos on 14th Street, This Time at T Street

I wonder if anyone concerned about more people, cars and noise in their neighborhood protest new condo developments. At 14th and T, a new condo with 126 units is slated for development, reports Washington City Paper. There is a note about retail on the bottom, so expect more discussion about what should and should not go there. Nothing against shoes, but no one needs more comfy shoes. Or fro yo. Or Subway (just this writer’s opinion). Credit also goes to 14th & U for this post, which made me laugh.



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