Shack Shake Preview Party

Shake Shack offers Houstonians first taste of famous burgers at pop-up venue

Shake Shack offers first taste of burgers at Houston pop-up venue

Shake Shack burger and fries
Shake Shack will preview its burgers and fries at a pop-up. Photo by Evan Sung
The Pass & Provisions patio
The event takes place October 16 on the patio at The Pass & Provisions. Courtesy photo
The Pass & Provisions pizza
Provisions will also serve pizza. Courtesy photo
Shake Shack burger and fries
The Pass & Provisions patio
The Pass & Provisions pizza

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.