New York City favorite Shake Shack will team with some local culinary heavy-hitters and introduce several menu items exclusively for the Austin market when it opens at Lamar Union (1100 S. Lamar Blvd.) in the coming weeks.
Danny Meyer’s popular burger, hot dog and frozen custard fast-casual operation will serve a cheeseburger called the “Lockhart Link,” which will be topped with a griddled jalapeno-cheese sausage link from Kreuz Market of Lockhart.
The restaurant will also serve several Austin-themed concretes (dense frozen custard ice creams blended at high speed with mix-ins) that will include the Uchi-koncrete (vanilla custard, Uchi and Uchiko miso hazelnut blondie, and huckleberry jam); Cold Shot (vanilla and chocolate custard, brown sugar caramel sauce, chocolate toffee and malt powder), named in honor of the Stevie Ray Vaughan song; and the Shack Attack (chocolate custard, fudge sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough, chocolate sprinkles, and dark chocolate chunks from Austin’s Kiskadee Chocolates).
“When an opportunity to work with an innovative and culinary phenomenon like Shake Shack comes along, we couldn’t pass it up. We think that the flavors of a hazelnut miso blondie, combined with cream cheese and huckleberry jam, mixed with classic vanilla custard, showcase a perfect combination of Uchi and Shake Shack,” Uchiko executive pastry chef Andrew Lewis said.
Additionally, Shake Shack announced they will serve craft beer from locals Hops & Grain, Independence Brewing Co., Karbach Brewing Co., Real Ale Brewing Company and Austin Eastciders.