Hollywood Welcomes Shake Shack
October 21, 2016
The second Los Angeles location of Shake Shack is a welcome import from New York. It’s set on the ground floor of the Eastown building — the new residential building on Hollywood Boulevard that also houses Soul Cycle, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop and Dunkin’ Donuts.
But if you haven’t already heard of the burger establishment that gave Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group notoriety, Shake Shack is known for its consistently top-notch burgers and revolving flavors of concretes and frozen custards.
The Shake Shack family specifically chose this location at Argyle and Hollywood because of its centrality and proximity to the Hollywood/Vine Metro Station, concert and theatre venues. As each location is meant to act as a community hub with ample indoor and outdoor seating, the Eastown building was prime for their objectives.
Their famous burgers are of the classic kind framed by a soft, golden bun; you have your choice of single or double smashed patty made of the freshest ground chuck. Simply order at the counter, grab a pager, and return to the counter for your burgers when it buzzes.
Go with the classic Shake Shack with patty, tomato and lettuce. Or go for the Smoke Shack burger, which has no lettuce or tomato but pepper relish, cheese, and apple-smoked bacon.
The Hollywood location-specific burger is the Roadside Double, which is a double Swiss cheeseburger topped with Dijon and onions simmered in bacon and beer — and how tasty Hollywood sounds! The concrete created for this outpost is called the Sunset Grind, which includes vanilla custard, Stumptown coffee, marshmallow sauce and Cofax spiced crumb donut. The best part besides how happy your taste buds will be? Five percent of sales from the Sunset Grind concrete is donated to Project Angel Food.
6201 Hollywood Blvd. #104
Esther Tseng is a freelance food and drink writer. She has contributed to Eater, Thrillist, LA Tourism, Visit West Hollywood, Serious Drinks, and more. She practices Pilates, spins and snowboards to counter all the calories she consumes and loves to travel, whether for work or leisure.