The Harlem Shake was a dance popularized in the neighborhood before it was a recent viral video sensation, and one new NYC eatery hopes to recreate the excitement burger-style with an opening tomorrow. This new fast-casual joint evokes old-school Harlem with signed photos of neighborhood notables, a life-sized photo of "Miss Harlem Shake," a tin ceiling and over 300 vintage covers of JET Magazine decorating the walls.
The menu features a signature patty from Pat la Frieda that are ground fresh daily and cooked on the griddle smash-style before being served on a potato roll. There are some inventive combos served at this joint - the Jerk Fry Burger is topped with jerk-seasoned fries and mayo, and a Pigskin Classic is made into a true gut-bomb with a topping of crispy pork rinds. Shakes come in traditional flavors like red velvet, and other menu items include hot dogs, grilled cheeses and meaty fries that are cooked in beef tallow. If you want to stop by and check out this version of the Shake, the restaurant opens tomorrow at 100 West 124th Street (646-508-5657).