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Shake Shack Is Now in Every NYC Borough With Bronx Opening Today

Plus, Williamsburg favorite Pies ‘n’ Thighs turns 15 today — and more intel

Burgers with tomato, lettuce, and cheese wrapped in white paper sitting side by side on a tray
Shake Shack has opened its first location in the Bronx
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Shake Shack is opening a Bronx location today

Hit burger chain Shake Shack is opening its very first location in the Bronx this morning at the Bay Plaza Shopping Center in Baychester. With this opening, Shake Shack now has a presence in all five boroughs in New York City. NBC first reported on the opening of the Bronx location.

The Bay Plaza Shack has covered outdoor dining as well as limited indoor dining in accordance with state laws due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first set of customers at this location, which opens to the public at 11 a.m. today, will receive hats made by Bronx Native. In the summer, this outpost will also serve a selection of beers from the Bronx Brewery.

Along with this location in the Bronx, Shake Shack now has 28 outposts in the city. This particular location will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fast food chains have experienced a boost during the pandemic, and this opening may be another indicator of similar expansion efforts by other chains in the city.

In other news

— Williamsburg favorite Pies ‘n’ Thighs turns 15 today. To celebrate, the restaurant is hosting a one-weekend-collaboration with chefs the restaurant has worked with in the past, including the Meat Hook’s Ben Turley and Brent Young, and Konbi’s Nick Montgomery and Akira Akuto.

— Twenty NYC restaurants are among 100 establishments selected nationwide by DoorDash for its $20,000 grant program to provide businesses with advice on marketing, menu creation, managing cash flow, and more. Among the selected NYC restaurants are Ditmas Park’s the Farm on Adderley and East Harlem’s Bistro Casa Azul.

— Beloved Upper West Side institution Zabar’s is now commemorated in Vans shoes.

— Gothamist’s Scott Lynch reviews the katsu burgers and teriyaki bowls of a new Clinton Hill counter-service spot called Chef Katsu.

— Popular Long Island bagel destination Bagel Boss is opening a location at 55 East Houston Street, a space previously occupied by an OddFellows outpost.

— There’s a speakeasy hidden in the 28th Street subway station off the 1 line. It opened last October before closing temporarily for the winter, and is now welcoming guests again.

— Take a look at these renderings for the reimagined Waldorf Astoria Hotel, which is set to open in 2023 following a revamp.

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