In order to give Houstonians a sneak peek at its signature ShackBurgers and crinkle cut fries before its location in The Galleria opens this fall, global burger juggernaut Shake Shack will host a pop-up at The Pass & Provisions on Sunday October 16 from 1 pm to 6 pm.
Shake Shack selected that location after Mark Rosati, the company's culinary director, visited Houston and dined at Provisions. Rosati noted that the restaurant's share a similar approach to food and have some personnel in common.
"Not unlike Shake Shack, chefs Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner seek to showcase properly sourced ingredients utilizing thoughtful presentation and an innovative approach to a vast range of culinary traditions," it said in a statement. "Gallivan previously worked for Danny Meyer - the celebrated New York City restauranteur who opened the first Shake Shack in Madison Square Park in 2004 - at his critically acclaimed restaurant The Modern."
In addition to ShackBurgers and fries, Gallivan and Siegel-Gardner will serve their acclaimed wood-fired pizzas and creative soft-serve ice cream. Both 8th Wonder Brewery and Saint Arnold Brewing Co will be on hand with beer. Shake Shack's prices will match its standard retail pricing, which is $5.29 for a single-patty cheeseburger (in Austin).
Just get there early. Shake Shack is known for its long lines. Given Houstonians' deep affection for burgers, expect a big crowd for a first taste of the new arrival.