The Culturalist is thrilled that NYC burger institution ShakeShack is expanding throughout Manhattan, with outposts in Midtown, and the Upper East and West Sides of the city. Still, we were a bit flabbergasted when Pat LaFrieda (the genius butcher who created ShakeShack’s burger blend) appeared recently on a home shopping channel (ShopNBC), selling 16 six-ounce burgers for $85. We’re certainly not beefing about Google’s latest freebie, a new version of Google Earth that sports an under-ocean mapping feature. Looks like we’ll finally be able to find Nemo. For more about what’s new, what’s hot and what’s popping up in the Big Apple, check out the latest edition of the Culturalist. . .
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