Monthly Archives: December 2011

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen on ThrillistSD

Today, we were featured on San Diego’s Thrillist! Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park gets a little outdoor gourmet “From the former Kensington Grill chef (and 2009 Cali Resto Assn. Chef of the Year!) and his Chrissy Russo-esque babe of a … Continue reading

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego Reader’s Blog, Feast!

Hanis and Sara

Today, we were favorably reviewed by Barbarella in the San Diego Reader’s weblog, Feast! Carnitas’ Snack Shack “The long-awaited (why does opening a business take so much time?) pork love-child of Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud, Carnitas’ Snack Shack, has … Continue reading

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego CityBeat’s Red List

San Diego CityBeat Red List

We were featured in San Diego CityBeat’s newsletter, The Red List. Digable Eats “There’s something to be said about a restaurant that can cook up a tasty pork-three-ways sandwich, but also pull off a delicious vegan plate that even an … Continue reading

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Ribeye Steak Sandwich

Beef ribeye steak sandwich on locally baked jalapeño-cheddar toast, with jalapeño jack cheese, pickled serrano chilis and chipotle aioli.

The Shack’s steak sandwich — sliced ribeye steak, melty jalapeño jack cheese, pickled serrano chilis, house chipotle aioli, served on locally baked jalapeño cheddar toast. We start with all-natural, pastured beef from Niman Ranch. Prime ribeye, carefully cooked and seasoned … Continue reading

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack – New Casual-Cool Lunch Spot

Carnitas Snack Shack Pork Belly

Carnitas’ Snack Shack was named as one of ten new “casual-cool” lunch spots by the San Diego Union-Tribune… 10 New Casual-Cool Lunch Spots By Michelle Dederko Lunch is more than just a mid-day meal, it’s a sacred time to break … Continue reading

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Triple Threat Pork Sandwich

Carnitas' Snack Shack Triple Threat Pulled Pork Sandwich

What is the best pulled pork sandwich in San Diego? The pork sandwich from Carnitas’ Snack Shack – pork loin, pulled pork, crispy bacon, pepperoncini and bell pepper relish, on a locally baked kaiser bun. Continue reading

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Now Open! And Our First Review

pork belly

Carnitas’ Snack Shack is now open, and already receiving rave reviews! Tweeted by Terry Strait @divinman: @CarnitasSnacks OMG pork belly appetizer is amazing @CarnitasSnacks and now for the pulled pork sandwich. Mouth is watering just from the smell.

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Carnitas’ Mural at the Shack


New mural in progress tonight. Come by, have a snack, and check it out!

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The Feast: Carnitas Snack Shack Coming to North Park

We were featured in an article by Frank Sabatini Jr. in The Feast. Although we thought we were opening earlier, we’re now set to open Wednesday, December 7th! “Replacing the shuttered Vietnamese Vo’s Cafe in North Park comes a kitchen … Continue reading

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack Opens in North Park, San Diego!


SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 11am, Chef Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud open Carnitas’ Snack Shack, their first joint venture, in the North North Park Pork neighborhood of San Diego. “The Shack,” as it’s affectionately … Continue reading

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