Photo by myself on a warmer day, near the Shake Shack at Madison Square Park.
There is almost always a tremendous line in front of this Danny Meyer kiosk. You can get delicious shakes, burgers and Chicago-style hot dogs at reasonable prices.
Living in a city means competing with many people for certain things. By typical New Yorker standards, however, only some things are worth standing in line for. Some things aren't.
Chicago hotdogs at the Shake Shack are worth standing in line for.
Chicago hotdogs at the Shake Shack when you're starving, aren't.
Just about anything free is worth standing in line for.
Bars with cover charges aren't.
(For those who don't know, a Chicago-style hot dog is a steamed, boiled, or broiled all-beef hot dog on a poppy seed bun, which originated in the city of Chicago, Illinois. The hot dog is topped with mustard, onion, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, pickled sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt.
It seems more like a salad in a bun and is utterly delicious.)
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