Finally, a reasonably healthy fast food burger restaurant on the UWS! Until a couple years ago, we only had McDonald's. When you walk into Shake Shack, you feel better because you're aware of their eco-friendly marketing campaign. The burgers are 100% All Natural Angus Beef. No Hormones and no antibiotics, ever. The burgers are served on tasty brioche buns and while they're significantly smaller than other restaurant burgers, that's ok. You don't feel too full when you're finished eating. The menu us quite basic: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Mushroomburger and the Shack Burger. You can also throw in a Flat Top Dog and an order of fries (which aren't the pencil-thin fast food fries) but rather crinkle fries. If you're feeling especially adventurous, there is an overwelming selection of shakes and concretes (i was never able to understand the different). But, beware of very long lines. At lunchtime, the lines are wrapped around a city block. While they do move quickly (and you'll get your fancy vibrating buzzer so you can wait outside), if you're hungry, you will have to wait. And, chances are, you won't get a seat.
Feast and Fetes has catered our daughter’s wedding and made it an unforgettable event. They were perfect in every aspect of their performance. Always answered questions on time, helped with menu suggestions and delivered a perfect wedding reception for 200 guest. The passed hors d'oeuvre were so beautiful and delicious that our guests were talking about it days after the wedding. Main course of beef tenderloin or roasted sea bass were presented to perfection. Two deserts alternating – fresh raspberry tartelette with crème fraiche parfait and warm guanaja chocolate coulant were a dream. The wine and three open bars had great selections of alcohol for everybody's taste. Waiters were highly professional and their service was on time. The event took place at the Foundry in Long Island City, Feast and Fetes were responsible for all the furniture delivery, equipment and transportation for chefs and food. All this was done on time without one single glitch. If you are looking for a great caterer Feast and Fetes is the one to go with.
Thanks so much for the great party you made for us all! Everyone is still talking about how great Essence was, how original your sound is, how much fun we all had and what a great repertoire of music the Essence Band can play. We couldn't believe you guys. One minute a 40's ballad and the next minute the entire room is singing Journey along with Eddie. One minute a quite jazzy swing set and then the next a hard rock Janis Joplin tune. What a great dance party you gave us and the soft moments were perfect too. Iris - Thanks for listening so well to all our ideas and to following our requests to the "t". We really appreciate it and we know we made you jump through hoops, always worried that you couldn't pull it off. But, at the end of the day, we couldn't be more happy than we are. Thanks to Iris and Essence for making our party really memorable.