Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego Magazine’s New & Notable

We were featured in San Diego Magazine’s New and Notable Restaurants February 2012 issue.

SD Magazine photo, John Dole

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When Hanis Cavin read Charlotte’s Web, we can only assume he salivated. The ex-Kensington Grill chef has finally opened Carnitas’ Snack Shack, a hole-in-the-wall full of warm swine. “There are fish houses and steakhouses,” he says. “This is our pork house.” His slab of spicy-sweet belly could be used to bludgeon disorderly vegans. He’s also got a BLT-on-brioche, a Black Forest ham-and-cheese, and even a semi-poutine with fries, pulled pork, and white-cheddar gravy made with bacon fat. His pièce de résistance? A Kaiser roll with pepperoncini-relish hosting breaded pork loin, pulled pork, and applewood-smoked bacon. More forms of pig than Les Girls’ lunch crowd. “This is not health food,” admits Cavin. No, sir. Go flax seed somewhere else. 2632 University Ave., carnitassnackshack.com.

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2 Responses to Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego Magazine’s New & Notable

  1. dixie comesanas says:

    The food here is absolutely delicious. We ate 3 times in 1 week. We went to Gingham and had the pulled pork….it was mediocre at best. The Shack rules!

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