If we are ranking things I love, I'd place Shake Shack slightly below water, and just above my first-born child.
I'm kidding, I don't have a child -- but I am dead serious about my adoration for the NYC-founded joint that can easily hold its ground against any burger spot, chain or otherwise. So when the opportunity to taste this year's Oktoberfest-themed "Shacktoberfest" menu, I literally jumped at the chance (seriously, I pushed some of my more vulnerable co-workers over).
This year's selection, available at nearly every national location starting Friday, September 25th (and ending Sunday, October 4th), is packed to the buns with brats, kraut, and everything else we love above German cuisine. And yes, obviously beer.