Bacon Lover’s Love Shack
Hanis Cavin made his reputation as one of San Diego’s finest chefs at the sophisticated Kensington Grill, so the city was understandably surprised when he announced he was leaving to open … a shoebox-sized carnitas joint? on a run-down stretch of University Avenue? That serves food from a walk-up window?
But Carnitas Snack Shack quickly became the most craveable gourmet quick-service spot in town. the secret? Heritage pork, in dishes ranging from the pork sandwich, which piles shredded pork, house aioli and pickle relish atop a breaded pork schnitzel, to poutine (fries topped with carnitas and savory pork gravy), which sells out nearly every night it’s offered. Other favorites on the daily-changing menu include foie gras hash and, for lighter tastes, a crisp panzanella salad. Noon-midnight; closed Tues. 2632 University Ave., North Park, 619.294.7675
Source: “Bacon Lover’s Love Shack,” WHERE San Diego Magazine, Spring 2012, pg 5.