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Shake Shack’s local fans await a burger bash

Sports writer Benjamin Hochman samples burgers in every city he visits and rates them, in a very tongue-in-cheek fashion, on his blog. Wherever he covers an NBA game for the ­Denver Post, he tries the favorite local burger as part of his personal NBA, National Burger Adventure. But once he got to Shake Shack in New York, he said his search for the perfect burger was over.

“To put it in Boston terms, you can compare this burger to Pedro [Martinez]’s 1999 season. You can compare it to the 1986 Celtics. You can say it’s akin to Ted Williams’s .400 batting average,” Hochman said. “Simply put, it’s the Kate Upton of cheeseburgers.”

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