The one-two punch of the Park’s fast-casual combo of Shake Shack and Bruxie is unreasonably fun. We shouldn’t be made to decide between a ShackBurger and a sweet-and-savory chicken-and-waffle sandwich—it’s not fair, but we love it.
If you go the Bruxie route, explore beyond its original fried chicken and waffle ($8.95), even though the kiss of chili honey on that crisp, tender, buttermilk-marinated chicken breast is quite nice. There are more fun flavors, like the Nashville hot chicken sandwich ($8.95), which provides an interestingly spicy counterpoint to the crisp, slightly sweet waffle. You can skip the bird altogether with Carolina pulled pork, a roasted turkey club or hot pastrami and Swiss sandwiches—all $9.95, all still within waffles.
If you’re ready to graduate to next-level Strip street food, welcome to Bruxie’s poutine ($8.95)—waffle-cut fries, fried chicken, cheese curds, sausage gravy and a sprinkle of chives. This would go great with a ShackBurger on the side, no?
Bruxie The Park, 702-728-2981. Hours vary.