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Carnitas’ Snack Shack Del Mar – Seen in SanDiegoVille

A nice write-up in SanDiegoVille.com: Carnitas’ Snack Shack Opens Second Location in Del Mar | New Pork Haven Features Healthy Menu Options and Local Craft Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Opens Second Location in Del Mar

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack Restaurant is proud to announce the official opening of its second location in the Del Mar / Carmel Valley area of San Diego. Continue reading

Chef Hanis Cavin Participates in Oyster Shuck-a-thon

What a mothershucker! Carnitas’ Snack Shack executive chef Hanis Cavin won the first annual Charity Shuckathon oyster shucking contest held Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Ironside Fish & Oyster. All proceeds ($1 each) from his 549 total will go toward … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Expands to North County, Embarcadero

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“After three years in business, the pigging out persists for a popular North Park eatery that’s set to expand into San Diego’s North County this month and later to the Embarcadero area.” Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Provides Food for Girls Think Tank Charity

From San Diego Downtown News, Downtown Briefs August 2014 San Diego-based nonprofit Girls Think Tank hosted a “Welcome Home” event on Saturday, July 26. The organization dedicated to “advancing basic human dignity for displaced San Diegans” celebrated the new location … Continue reading

Bacon Bingo Night at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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5:00pm – 7:30pm Thursday July 24, 2014 – Join us for BACON BINGO Night in The Pig Pen, our outdoor patio bar, at Carnitas’ Snack Shack – North Park! Pig Pen opens at 5:00pm BINGO Games: 5:00pm until 7:30pm BINGO … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack is Hiring for Del Mar Location!

Carnitas’ Snack Shack is now hiring for their new Del Mar Location, set to open mid-August, 2014. Continue reading

San Diego Pride Weekend 2014 at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20, 2014 – Help us celebrate San Diego LGBT Pride at Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park! Before or after your celebrations, stop by for a drink or snack. Look for our daily pork-centric specials … Continue reading

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Ninkasi Tap Takevover at Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park

Ninkasi Tap-takeover at the SnackShack

From 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday July 20, 2014, Ninkasi Brewery will take over the Pig Pen’s taps! Continue reading

Port of San Diego Recommends Carnitas’ Snack Shack for Waterfront Cafe

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The Port of San Diego has recommended Carnitas’ Snack Shack to operate a new waterfront cafe on the revitalized North Embarcadero. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Closed Independence Day

Fri Jul 4, 2014 – Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park will be closed in observance of Independence Day. Continue reading

Eater’s Five Days of Meat at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Mon July 7 – Fri July 11, 2014 – Join us at Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park for the Five Days of Meat, a carnivore’s celebration organized by Eater.com. Continue reading

Summer Brunch with Carnitas’ Snack Shack at Thorn St Brewery

Thorn St Brewery Summer Brunch

11:30-2:30 Sun Jul 6 – Summer Collab Brunch with @CarnitasSnacks at Thorn Street Brewery Continue reading

Nikki Ricci Joins Carnitas’ Snack Shack as VP of Operations

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack, San Diego’s original, fast-casual porkhouse concept, announces it has named Nikki Marie Ricci as Vice President of Operations. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Chef Hanis Cavin at SausageFest 2014

Hanis Cavin at San Diego SausageFest 2013

SausageFest, wherein local chefs will compete for the title of Sausage King! In this crazy cook-off, San Diego’s meat masters compete for best sausage. Continue reading

BINGO Night at Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park

Bingo Night at the SnackShack

7PM – 9PM Thursday June 26, 2014 – Join us for BINGO Night in the Pig Pen, our outdoor patio bar, at Carnitas’ Snack Shack – North Park Continue reading

Chefs and Shakers Mashup with Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Thu Jun 19, 2014 – Join us at the SummerSalt Pool Lounge, Hotel Palomar for the Chef’s & Shakers Mash-up in celebration of CityBeat’s annual Drink Issue. Continue reading

Buona Porchetta Collab Dinner with Chef Hanis Cavin at Buona Forchetta

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Thu June 18 – Buona Porchetta Collab Dinner with @ChefHanis from @CarnitasSnacks at @BuonaForchettaSD Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Wins 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park was recognized as a top Performing restaurant as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor.com. Continue reading

June 15 – Father’s Day BBQ at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Father's Day Barbecue at Carnitas' Snack Shack

Join us at noon on Sunday, June 15, 2014 for our second annual Father’s Day Barbecue at Carnitas’ Snack Shack – North Park. Continue reading

June 1 – Octo Stada Sunday with Chef Jenn Felmley

Chef Jenn's Octo Stada Sunday

This Sunday, June 1, 2014 – Join guest Chef Jenn Felmley at the Pig Pen, the outdoor patio bar at Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park in San Diego, for draft beer and octopus tostadas. Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Carnitas the Mini Pig

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Our baby turns four on June 3, 2014! And although he’s only four, Carnitas is really more like a teenager now. Happy Birthday! Continue reading

Carnitas Speck and Hanis Cavin on the Cover of San Diego Reader

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Carnitas Snack Shack Restaurants’ namesake, Carnitas Speck the mini-pig, and executive chef/owner Hanis Cavin get a special loving spot on the cover of this week’s San Diego Reader. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Cooks in Seedling Soiree at Olivewood Gardens

Sat June 7, 2014 – Join Chef Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack for “Seedling Soirée,” a fundraiser for Olivewood Gardens in National City, CA. Continue reading

Mother’s Day Brunch by Carnitas’ Snack Shack at Thorn St. Brewery

Mothers Day Brunch at Thorn Street Brewery

Join us for Mother’s Day Brunch at Thorn Street Brewery, with fabulous food from Carnitas’ Snack Shack, Thorn Street brews, Thorn’s amazing build-your-own michelada bar, and live entertainment. Continue reading

The Smokehouse Kings Debut at Chef Celebration

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The Smokehouse Kings San DIego Barbecue Labs is a new collaboration brought to you by the folks at Carnitas’ Snack Shack Restaurants. Continue reading

Chef Hanis Cavin Cooks at Collaboration Kitchen

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Join us on Sunday, May 4th beginning at 5pm for an evening filled with cooking, eating, socializing and educational seminars lead by Hanis Cavin from Carnitas’ Snack Shack. Continue reading

Green Flash Road Warrior Beer Release Party at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Green Flash Road Warrior IPA at Carnitas' Snack Shack

Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park is proud to introduce Green Flash Brewery’s new Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale. San Diego, be the first in the nation to try this local craft beer! Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Participates in JCUV Fundraiser

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Sun Apr 27 – Carnitas’ Snack Shack will be among 40 restaurants participating in the Just Call Us Volunteers 2014 annual fundraiser. Join us! Continue reading

Dine Out for Life at Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park participates in Dining Out for Life, an annual dining event to raise funds for AIDS service organizations. 25% of the day’s sales will be donated to The LGBT Community Center of San Diego benefitting their HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. Continue reading

San Diego Roller Derby Skates Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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5pm Friday April 18th – Join San Diego Roller Derby at Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park. Team members will be on skates and 20% of every Ribeye Steak Sandwich sold that night will go straight to the league. Continue reading

Offbeat Eats TV Show Debut Party at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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5-9PM Thursday April 3 – Join us at Carnitas’ Snack Shack for the debut of Offbeat Eats, a new Cooking Channel series, and a showing of San Diego’s “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!” Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack in Ranch & Coast Best Restaurants 2014

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Exciting news! Carnitas’ Snack Shack has been included in Ranch & Coast Magazine’s “Best Restaurants 2014” February issue. Continue reading

Book Signing with Maria Desiderata Montana, Hanis Cavin and Max Bonacci

Maria Desiderata Montana Book Signing

Noon-3pm Sat Dec 21 – Looking for the perfect last-minute gift for the foodies on your list? Come by Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park this Saturday for a book signing with author Maria Desiderata Montana, chefs Hanis Cavin and Max Bonacci! Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Competes in SONO Chili Cookoff

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11-5pm Sun Dec 1 – @CarnitasSnacks competes in the 4th Annual SONOFest Chili Cookoff , with Chefs Hanis, Max, Ivan & Sarge Continue reading

Chef Hanis Participates in Swish: Serious Sips and Urban Eats

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Wed Nov 20 – Chef Hanis and Carnitas’ Snack Shack will participate in the San Diego Bay Food and Wine Festival event SWISH: Burger Bash Edition at San Diego Public Market. Continue reading

Soroko vs Cavin – Smog City Taco Smackdown @ToronadoSD

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6-9pm Tue, Nov5 – Join Chefs Hanis Cavin and Nate Soroko at ToronadoSD for a taco smackdown and San Diego debut of Smog City Beer for San Diego Beer Week Continue reading

Modern Times Craft Beer Can Release Party at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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12-4pm Sat Oct 26 – Modern Times Craft Beer Can Release Party with @toroislander @moderntimesbeer @CarnitasSnacks. $5 Pint cans, $6 Beer-braised pork tacos. Continue reading

SnackShack Burger in Serious Eat’s Top 10

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Serious Eats just came out with a definitive list of Top 10 burgers in San Diego. And guess what? Our SnackShack Burger is on the list! Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Hosts 5th Annual Green Flash Smokeout for SDBW

Green Flash Smoke Out

Sun Nov 3, 2013 Carnitas’ Snack Shack hosts the 5th Annual Green Flash Smokeout, a tap takeover and feast of smoked local meats. #heartandtrotter #SDBW Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in Austin Monthly Magazine

Carnitas' Snack Shack, seen in Austin Monthly, October 2013

How cool is this? We were featured in the October 2013 issue of Austin Monthly Magazineas a go-to place in San Diego… Continue reading

Triple Threat Monday at Carnitas’ – 30th On 30th, Bear Den, Monday Night Football

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5pm Sep 30, 2013 – “Triple Threat” Monday night @CarnitasSnacks – 30th On 30th specials, Bear Den Monday happy hour AND Monday Night Football! Continue reading

Hess Brewing Tap Takeover at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Friday September 27, 2013, Mike Hess Brewing takes over the taps at The Pig Pen at Carnitas’ Snack Shack in North Park! Come have a barbecue plate and a Hess draft! Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Food Drive

Carnitas' Snack Shack Food Drive

Sep 20-22 – Donate non-perishable food, cans & baby formula to @CarnitasSnacks Food Drive Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Participates in Taco Throwdown

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack will participate in the 2nd Annual Front Burner Fund Taco Fest at Catalina Offshore Products this Sunday, September 22, 2013. Come on down to the second annual Taco Fest as Chef Hanis and friends bring their best … Continue reading

Happy Hour Mondays at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Don’t hibernate Monday nights! Join us Happy Hour! Announcing The Bear Den at The Pig Pen, with Luke at the taps! Continue reading

International Bacon Weekend at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

International Bacon Weekend at Carnitas' Snack Shack

August 30 – September 1, 2013 is International Bacon Weekend at Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park. Continue reading

Chef Hanis Participates in Fiesta de la Vendimia in Ensenada

Javier Plascensia Event

How about some good food and wine with friends “country-style” in the Guadalupe Valley? Join Chef Hanis Wednesday night, August 15 as they prepare an eight-course dinner and wine pairing at Chef Javier Plascencia’s Finca Altozano. Finca Altozano (“Hill Farm”) … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Hosts Summer Sirens 8-Chef Collaborative Dinner

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack presents a 5-course collaborative dinner celebrating San Diego’s bountiful Summer harvest. Proceeds benefit YMCA Oz Shelter Programs. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Seen in USA Today

North Park restaurant Carnitas’ Snack Shack was featured in an article by USA Today on best budget food in San Diego. Continue reading

Chef Max Bonacci Joins Culinary Team at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Chef Max Bonacci

Chef Max Bonacci joins the Chinois San Diego restaurant group as consulting chef and culinary consigliere for Carnitas’ Snack Shack. Continue reading

June 30th on 30th Specials from the Pig Pen at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

The Pig Pen at Carnitas' Snack Shack

$4 Country-fried buttermilk chicken sliders, $3 select local draft beers. 5-8pm, Sunday July 30 at Carnitas’ Snack Shack. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Hosting 1st Annual Strong Will Foundation Fundraiser

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Tues July 9 — Join the Strong Will Foundation, Front Burner Fund and friends celebrating the recovery efforts of Will Barton at Carnitas’ Snack Shack. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Chef Hanis Cavin at SausageFest 2013

Hanis Cavin at San Diego SausageFest 2013

Jun 19 – Join Chef Hanis Cavin for great meat, craft brews and good times at SausageFest 2013, at LOUNGEsix, the rooftop terrace atop Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar! Continue reading

Giving Back – 20 Percent of Today’s Sales Will Be Donated to ACCION SD

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Giving Back for Small Business Week – In appreciation of their support, Carnitas’ Snack Shack is donating 20% of today’s food sales to ACCION San Diego. Continue reading

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in The Arizona Republic

Carnitas' Snack Shack seen in Arizona Republic

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in The Arizona Republic Continue reading

Father’s Day at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Father's Day at Carnitas Snack Shack

Sun June 16 @ Carnitas Snack Shack – Father’s Day BBQ! Ribs, Shack potato salad and a beer or soda, $10. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – San Diego Magazine Readers’ Pick

Carnitas' Snack Shack voted Readers' Pick for Best Cheap Eats in San Diego Magazine June 2013

Thank You, San Diego! Carnitas’ Snack Shack was voted Readers’ Pick for Best Cheap Eats, in the San Diego Magazine 2013 Best Restaurants issue! And congrats also go out to our friends at TJ Oyster Bar and Urban Solace. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in LOCALE San Diego Magazine

Carnitas' Snack Shack in LOCALE San Diego Magazine

Carnitas’ Snack Shack was featured in LOCALE Magazine’s June issue in an article about San Diego restaurants with outdoor dining. Last year we expanded our patio seating, and this summer we have a new outdoor bar for local craft beers, called The Pig Pen. Come by and spend a sunny Summer day with us! Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack wins 2013 CRA Award

Carnitas’ Snack Shack wins 2013 CRA Award Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Nominated for 2013 Gold Medallion Award

Carnitas' Snack Shack wins 2012 Gold Medallion Award

Thank you, San Diego! Carnitas’ Snack Shack has been nominated for a 2013 Gold Medallion Award. Continue reading

Happy Birthday Carnitas!

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Today, June 4, 2013 is our cute little mascot’s third birthday! Happy birthday, Carnitas! Continue reading

May 30th On 30th Specials from The Pig Pen at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Thursday, May 30th On 30th – Served from The Pig Pen at Carnitas’ Snack Shack – $3 Pork Belly Skewers, $3 Local Draft Beers Continue reading

Chef Hanis Participates in Restaurant 404K @ Southwest High

Restaurant 404K @ Southwest High

Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay of BURLAP is giving back to his alma mater of Southwest High School (2001 graduate) by offering students interested in the culinary industry a first-hand experience in a professional kitchen. Through this work, he will be … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in AAA Westways Magazine

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack was featured in a Westways Magazine article on best cheap eats in San Diego. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Cooks for 4th Annual Girls Think Tank Gala

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Chef Hanis and Carnitas’ Snack Shack participates in the 4th Annual Girls Think Tank Fundraiser “Rock Through the Ages” May 11th Museum of Man.
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Download the Breadcrumbs App

Keep up with the SnackShack! Download Breadcrumbs, a new mobile app that lets you see what’s happening at all your favorite places — all in one dashboard. Continue reading

2nd Annual Front Burner Fund Food Fest at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

The Front Burner Fund

Join us for this tasting event for the Front Burner Fund, a charity that helps back-of-house restaurant staff with health costs and emergency medical needs. Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo Cucapá Brewer’s Celebration at Carnitas’ Snack Shack!

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Join us this Sunday, May 5, 2013 at noon for our Cinco de Mayo Cucapá Brewer’s Celebration at Carnitas’ Snack Shack! Mexicali-style food specials at The Pig Pen! Continue reading

Hog & Brew Dinner at Farm House Cafe

Hog & Brew dinner at Farm House Cafe

Join us Mon May 13 for a special dinner from Olivier Bioteau (Farm House Cafe), Hanis Cavin (Carnitas’ Snack Shack), Travis Smith and Doug Constantiner (Societe Brewing Company). Continue reading

Burger Bash this Sunday at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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This Sunday, April 21 from 1-4, help celebrate Eater San Diego Burger Week at the SnackShack. We’re having a Burger Bash in the Pig Pen! Continue reading

Celebrate Eater Burger Week at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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It’s Eater Burger Week – April 15-21, 2013! @CarnitasSnacks has a new #EaterSanDiego Burger with crispy pork belly for $8. #burgerweek Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack in New York Times

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack was featured in an article in the online version of the New York Times. How awesome is that? Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Triple Threat Pork Sandwich is Iconic

Thanks to San Diego Eater for including the Triple Threat Pork Sandwich from Carnitas’ Snack Shack in their list of Iconic Sandwiches of San Diego! Continue reading

Green Flash Brewing Supper Club with Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Green Flash Supper Club with Carnitas' Snack Shack

Join Carnitas’ Snack Shack chef Hanis Cavin at Green Flash Brewery for this year’s first Supper Club – 5 courses paired with GF brews. Event selling out – order your tickets today! Continue reading

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack featured on FoodTalk – Walrus FM 102

Carnitas’ Snack Shack owners Chef Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud were interviewed by Walrus FM 102 radio hosts Nolan and Kim. The Food Talk segment aired Thursday morning. http://www.walrusfm.com/pages/nolan_and_kim_more?Oink-oink-Food-Talk-featuring-Carnitas-S=1&blockID=662383&feedID=11152

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Taste of the San Diego Public Market

San DIego Public Market's Taste of the Market 2013

Chef Hanis will be unable to attend this Taste of the Market, but please support San Diego Public Market, and come on out! Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack is Now ZAGAT Rated

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Top Newcomer Carnitas’ Snack Shack is now included in the new 2013 ZAGAT San Diego Guide Ratings! Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack in Eater San Diego’s Essential 38 Restaurants

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Eater San DIego calls Carnitas’ Snack Shack an “instant classic,” and includes it in its list of 38 essential San Diego Restaurants. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in U-T San Diego

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack was in an article about restaurant entrepreneurship, in the San Diego Union-Tribune’s business section. Continue reading

Tuesday Plancha Baja Med Popups at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Tuesday, January 22nd, Carnitas’ Snack Shack will host Chef Chad White’s Baja-inspired popup dinner, Plancha Baja Med. So make a reservation today! Continue reading

Accolades for Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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We must be doing something right — great reviews keep coming in for Carnitas’ Snack Shack in North Park, San Diego! Continue reading

December 30th On 30th – BBQ Pork Sandwich

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30th On 30th – 5pm, Sun, Dec 30, 2012 @CarnitasSnacks $4 BBQ Pork Sandwich, with aged cheddar, pickled red onion & BBQ sauce on a brioche bun Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Steak Sandwich – Seen on San Diego 6 News

Beef ribeye steak sandwich on home-made cheddar toast, with jack cheese, jalapeños and chipotle aioli.

What would YOUR last meal include? SD Magazine’s Troy Johnson picked Carnitas’ Snack Shack Steak Sandwich as one of his must-haves! Watch the video. Continue reading

Thrillist Names Carnitas’ Snack Shack Top Restaurant 2012

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Thrillist San Diego had a few industry insiders name their new favorite spots to eat for 2012 — Carnitas’ Snack Shack and Plancha Baja Med! Continue reading

Eater San Diego Names Carnitas’ Snack Shack Top Newcomer of 2012

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Eight out of 13 industry experts named Carnitas’ Snack Shack a top newcomer of 2012 – more than any other new restaurant. Thanks San Diego! Continue reading

Plancha Baja Med 3 Popup By Chad White at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Tuesday Popups at The Shack – Plancha Baja Med 3, by chef Chad White is Tuesday, December 18, 2012. In two seatings: 6 and 8:30pm. Continue reading

Addison Chef Bradley Recommends the Triple Threat Pork Sandwich

Pulled pork 'Triple Threat' sandwich, with pork three ways: chicken-fried pork cutlet, spicy pulled pork, and crispy bacon. With chopped pepperoncini relish and bacon jam.

William Bradley, Superdiner and Chef at Addison Del Mar, recommends the “Triple Threat” pork sandwich for students on a budget, in the U-T San Diego. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack First Anniversary Celebration

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It’s been a tremendous first year for Carnitas’ Snack Shack, and we’d to take a moment and give thanks to all our customers! Continue reading

Chef Hanis pairs with Stone Vertical Epic Ale in Farewell Event at Burlap

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Join chefs Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack, Anthony Sinsay, Rachel King, Paul McCabe and Joe Magnanelli at Burlap Restaurant to bid farewell to Stone Brewing Vertical Epic Ale. Continue reading

Plancha Baja Med Popup by Chad White at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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New menu released for Chef Chad White’s second Plancha Baja Med pop-up dinner at Carnitas’ Snack Shack, December 11, 2012. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack in Yelp’s Best New American in San Diego

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack was rated among Yelp’s best New American food in San Diego by Yelp reviewers. @StarliteSD @tendergreens @Cafe_21 Continue reading

Chef Chad White’s Plancha Baja Med Popup at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Chad White will present his first Plancha Baja Med popup dinner at Carnitas’ Snack Shack. Limited tickets available for 8:30 seating! Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Instagram Contest

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Post your favorite pics from Carnitas’ Snack Shack on Instagram with the hashtag #AtCarnitas to win First Anniversary Celebration prizes! Continue reading

Pork Report 2012: Carnitas’ Snack Shack Year In Review

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack Pork Report 2012 The Year In Review Thanks — from all of us at Carnitas’ Snack Shack, we couldn’t have done it without you! It’s been a busy, successful first year for us, and we wanted to … Continue reading

Nov 30th On 30th – 4-Dollar Rooster Tacos

Nov 30th on 30th – Starting at 5pm Carnitas’ Snack Shack serves $4 local Tzadik Farms Rooster Tacos, with charred tomato chipotle sauce and pickled avocado. Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – in San Diego Magazine Top 10

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack ranks in San Diego Magazine’s Top 10 Restaurants for 2012 Continue reading

Pacific San Diego Magazine Loves the Triple Threat from Carnitas’ Snack Shack!

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack’s Triple Threat Pulled Pork Sandwich was praised in the November 2012 issue of Pacific San Diego Magazine. Continue reading

Chef Hanis at March of Dimes Signature Chefs Fundraiser

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Chef Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack participated in this year’s March of Dimes Signature Chefs & Master Mixologists fundraiser at the El Cortez Hotel. Continue reading

Join Carnitas’ Snack Shack for Slow Food Urban San Diego’s Pig Pickin’

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Sun Nov 11 – Join #ChefHanis for the @slowfoodusd @4h Pig Pickin’ Event @RootsKitchen with #MaxBonacci @ElTakeItEasy @lightningbrew @triplebranches @suziesfarm #TAJFarms @EdibleSD Continue reading

Chef Hanis Cavin featured in San Diego Home/Garden Magazine

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Chef Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack speaks with San Diego Home/Garden about his sustainable restaurant philosophy. Cavin was inducted into the Chefs Hall of Fame along with chefs Matt Gordon of Urban Solace and Paul McCabe of Delicias (and … Continue reading

Chef Hanis Inducted into San Diego Home & Garden’s Hall of Fame

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San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles today inducted three locals into their 2012 Chefs Hall of Fame. Chefs Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack, Paul McCabe of Delicias and Matt Gordon of Urban Solace. Congrats go out to all! The event coincides … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Opens Expanded Patio

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We are pleased to announce the opening of our new, expanded outdoor seating area. Gone are cramped spaces! Now with trees, a garden, and plenty of seating for you — and all your friends. Stop on by and say hi!

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego U-T Superdiners Dining Guide

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack was recommended by Union-Tribune’s food writer and Superdiners as a favorite. Thanks Keli and Ricardo! Stop on by The Shack sometime and see what they’re raving about… San Diego restaurants: Critics’ picks The Superdiners join the U-T’s … Continue reading

Chef Hanis pairs with Societe Brewing for Five Chef Societe Dinner

The Five Chef Societe

So, what’s “The Five Chef Societe” you may ask? A group of some of San Diego’s finest “food enforcers” getting together for a San Diego Beer Week event at the Handlery on November 5, 2012. That’s what! Carnitas’ Snack Shack … Continue reading

30th On 30th $4 Pork Meatballs at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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This month, 30th on 30th happens on Sunday August 30th. Starting at 5pm, we’re serving up home-made pork meatballs for only $4, until we run out. Yes, that’s right! Delicious meatballs, served with white cheddar polenta and Javier’s barbecue sauce. … Continue reading

Who’s Chef of the Year? Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Who’s Chef of the Year? Well, that’s easy… Chef Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack! At least, we think so. Nominate Chef Hanis in the San Diego U-T’s Chef Choice Readers’ Poll – Chef of the Year. U-T’s Night&Day section … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Open During Construction!

Carnitas Snack Shack is Open During Construction

This week, we’re right in the middle of expanding our patio seating area. Although the fence is up and construction is going full-force, we are still open for business Wednesdays through Mondays – so you can still get your fix … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Nominated for an Orchid Award

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Did you know that Carnitas’ Snack Shack was nominated for an Orchid Award? San Diego Architectural Foundation holds their yearly Orchids and Onions Awards, which recognize outstanding local architectural projects. Chef Hanis Cavin and partner Sara Stroud had a new … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Steak Sandwich – Seen in Serious Eats

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Our Ribeye Steak Sandwich was featured by Erin Jackson on Serious Eats in A Sandwich A Day. From their website: “In this great nation of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that’s what we’ll … Continue reading

Vote for Carnitas’ Snack Shack – San Diego CityBeat Best Of 2012

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San Diego CityBeat is hosting their annual reader’s choice poll, Best Of San Diego 2012 Vote for us for BEST NEW RESTAURANT and BEST CHEAP EATS. Online voting continues until midnight on Friday, September 21. To vote, go to http://survey-sdcitybeat.wehaaserver.com/survey-5-best_of_san_diego_2012.html … Continue reading

We’re Expanding Our Patio Seating!

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We’ve had a lot of people say that the wait for food’s too long, or there’s just not enough seating at The Shack. In answer to you, our loyal customers, we’d like to announce the expansion of our patio seating … Continue reading

30th On 30th – $4 Babyback Ribs

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This month, 30th on 30th happens on Thursday August 30th. Starting at 5pm, Chef Hanis is serving up babyback ribs for only $4, until we run out. Yes, that’s right! Delicious ribs, served with and apple slaw and Javier’s barbecue … Continue reading

Best French Fries in San Diego

Best French Fries in San Diego

Our French Fries and Poutine were featured in the UT San Diego’s Night + Day Dining Out section this morning! Thanks for the shoutout Anthony! Standout Fries We ask the Superdiners: Who’s got standout french fries, aka frites? Fries alone? … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Supports Two Friscia Fundraisers

Harvest For Hope Fundraiser

This just in from Keli Dailey! Mark your calendars: There are two noble fundraisers linked to Gaijin Noodle + Sake House/Stingaree/Campine chef Antonio Friscia next month. The first gives 100 percent of its proceeds to the UC San Diego Burn … Continue reading

Chef Hanis 5-Course Tasting Menu at El Take It Easy

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First Monday Tasting Table at El Take It Easy with Chef Hanis Cavin, September 3, 2012. SOME SEATS STILL AVAILABLE! Chef Hanis has the restaurant all night, so stop on by! Call El Take It Easy at 619-291-1859 to reserve … Continue reading

Chef Hanis to Compete In Chef Showdown

8th Annual Chef Showdown

Join Chef Hanis and friends for the 8th Annual Chef Showdown: Taking a Stand Against Domestic Violence. All proceeds benefit Center for Community Solutions’ prevention and intervention programs. 6-9pm Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at NTC Promenade, Point Loma, at Legacy … Continue reading

In August – $1 for Every Shack BLT We Sell Helps Feed Hungry San Diego Kids

Carnitas' Snack Shack particiaptes in San Diego Food Bank's Dollar-A-Dish Fundraiser for the Food 4 Kids Program.

Carnitas’ Snack Shack is proud to help out our community. This month, we’re participating in San Diego Foodbank’s Dollar A Dish Fundraiser which will raise much-needed money for their Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. About the Program Our good friend … Continue reading

30th on 30th – 3-Dollar Rooster Tacos

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This month, 30th on 30th happens on Monday July 30th. Chef Hanis is serving up rooster tacos for only $3 each, until we run out. Yes, that’s right! Local, pastured Tzaddik Farms rooster (tastes just like chicken!) is slowly braised … Continue reading

Pork for Pride Weekend – Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Pride Weekend in San Diego is one of the nation’s largest LGBT celebrations, and Carnitas’ Snack Shack is proud to be a part of it! We’ll donate $1 from every Shack Pork Sandwich sold this weekend to the San Diego … Continue reading

National Pork Board Loves Our BLT – Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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The National Pork Board calls the Shack BLT Sandwich from Carnitas’ Snack shack “the best…” Thank you! The Shack’s BLT was recently written up in the their official blog, Pork, Knife and Spoon. Best BLT from Carnitas’ Snack Shack By … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Reviewed in Riviera Magazine

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RIVIERA calls Carnitas’ Snack Shack a San Diego “landmark,” and our Pulled Pork Sandwich “an instant classic”! The Eat is On! by Amy Finley, Gillian Flynn and David Morris | Riviera San Diego magazine It’s been a hot year for … Continue reading

Riviera Magazine Names Carnitas’ Snack Shack a Hot Spot to Dine!

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack was recently named a “Hot Spot” to dine in Riviera Magazine’s 2012 Restaurant issue. Thank you! Pig Out How much porcine goodness comes out of a space slightly smaller than our closet, we’re not sure. Carnitas’ Snack … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack wins 2012 Silver Fork Award

San Diego Home/Garden Magazine has named Carnitas’ Snack Shack as a favorite new restaurant in their 31st Annual Silver Fork Awards. The yearly review by restaurant critic Stephen Silverman recognizes new and noteworthy eateries throughout San Diego county, and did … Continue reading

30th on 30th – LAST DAY FOR FOIE! Seared Foie Gras, Peach Coulis, Charred Brioche – $5

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This month, 30th on 30th happens on Saturday June 30th. It’s the last day of the month, and the last day we can legally sell any foie gras product in California. Join us for our Foie-mageddon Lamentation! Chef Hanis is … Continue reading

Chef Hanis Cavin Speaks Out About California Foie Gras Ban

California’s Foie Gras Food Fight Friday, June 15, 2012 By Angela Carone Chef Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack speaks out about the California foie gras ban on KPBS TV’s Evening Edition 6:30pm Saturday, June 16, 2012. It’s lunch time … Continue reading

Chef Hanis Speaks Out Against Foie Gras Ban

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Some say it’s cruel. Others say it’s delicious. But either way foie gras will not be sold in California eateries after July 1st. San Diego chef Hanis Cavin was interviewed Monday morning on KPBS radio, and speaks out on the … Continue reading

Thank You San Diego Magazine!

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“Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Best Cheap Eats…” — San Diego Magazine, June 2012

Chef Hanis Cavin to Participate in Inaugural ‘Front Burner Fund’ Fundraiser

The Front Burner Fund

New Charity Puts Local Chefs’ Health on the Front Burner Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud of Carnitas’ Snack Shack will participate in The Front Burner Fund’s inaugural fundraising event on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Alchemy Restaurant in San Diego. … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack wins 2012 CRA Gold Medallion Award

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack restaurant in North Park and Burlap were awarded 2012′s “Best New Restaurant” Gold Medallion from the California Restaurant Association on Tuesday night May 29, 2012. Owners chef Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud are deeply honored to have … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Looking forward to the Silver Fork Awards

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Look for the 2012 Silver Fork Awards in the July issue of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles! @SDHomeGarden @CarnitasSnacks @SolaceEncinitas

Join Chef Hanis for Meat, Beer and Good Times at the San Diego SausageFest

Hanis Cavin of Carnitas' Snack Shack will participate in San Diego's first annual SausageFest, at JSix, downtown San Diego

Meat. Beer. Good Times. Join Chef Hanis Cavin for great meat, craft brews and good times at LOUNGEsix, the rooftop terrace atop Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar! On June 20, Jsix Restaurant will host San Diego’s SausageFest, wherein local chefs will compete … Continue reading

Chef Hanis Cavin to participate in Taste of Summer San Diego

A Taste of Summer

Carnitas’ Snack Shack is proud to participate in this year’s “A Taste of Summer” in San Diego. A Taste of Summer is a food event and fundraiser, celebrating the launch of the San Diego chapter of The Positive Plate. So … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Featured in San Diego Reader’s Newsletter, Consume

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack was featured in San Diego Reader’s food and drink newsletter, Consume. Thanks, Ian! Carnitas’ Snack Shack “celebrates pork, and celebrates it well…” — Ian Pike, San Diego Reader I just tried the “poutine” the other day. It’s … Continue reading

30th on 30th – $3 Pork Belly Street Tacos

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This month, 30th on 30th happens on Wednesday April 30th. Chef Hanis is serving up street tacos, stuffed with The Shack’s slow-braised pork belly — for $3 each! Plus we’ll have all our usuals, snacks, and a great selection of … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in the San Diego Reader

Pulled Pork Poutine

Carnitas’ Snack Shack, winner of San Diego Magazine’s Best Cheap Eats Award for 2012, was written up in this week’s San Diego Reader. We thank you all, and we’ll continue to provide you with the freshest, tastiest food at an … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Awarded Best Cheap Eats in San Diego

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack restaurant was awarded “Best Cheap Eats” by San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants 2012 reader’s poll. More than 5,000 ballots were submitted, with nominations in 43 categories — that’s over 215,000 votes cast! Thank you San Diego, we … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in Urbanist Guide

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park Restaurant in San Diego was recently reviewed in Urbanist Guide! Urban Dish: Carnitas’ Is More Than a Snack Shack By Dayna Crozier As you pass Carnitas’ Snack Shack while driving down University in North Park, … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in Riviera Magazine

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No wonder we’re selling so many carnitas tacos– Carnitas’ Snack Shack was featured on the Eat Sheet in Riviera San Diego’s April 2012 issue! They visited, and loved our tacos. You should come by and try some yourself! In The … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack at North Park Festival of the Arts

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Coming up before you know it is the 16th Annual North Park Festival of the Arts! Carnitas’ Snack Shack will be cooking up tasty porky delights at the return of the Craft Beer Block! From 11AM to 6PM on Ohio … Continue reading

30th on 30th – Gorgonzola Porkburger Sliders 2 for $4

This month, 30th on 30th happens on Monday April 30th. Some North Park eateries may be closed, but we’ll be open from noon to midnight! Chef Hanis is serving up mini versions of our popular Pork Burger — a seared … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in Sunset Magazine

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Congrats! Chef Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack and three others were featured in Sunset Magazine’s May 2012 issue, as innovative San Diego Chefs to watch. Congratulations go to Cavin, along with Chefs Chad White of Gabardine, Jason Knibb of … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Nominated for Best New Restaurant by CRA

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San Diego, Calif. – Chef Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud’s restaurant Carnitas’ Snack Shack has been nominated by the San Diego County Chapter of the California Restaurant Association (CRA) for “Best New Restaurant.” Winners will be announced at the upcoming … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen on Wine & Dine San Diego

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“One of the best sandwiches I have sunk my fangs into.” —Ron James, San Diego Wine & Dine Carnitas’ Snack Shack: A Small Place With Giant Flavors By David Nelson, WDSD Executive Editor North Park – At lunch the other … Continue reading

FoodBeast Reviews Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Carnitas’ Snack Shack was recently visited by the folks from Orange County’s FoodBeast.com. Here’s what they said… Carnitas Snack Shack’s White Cheddar Bacon Poutine, and Other Pork Things By Geoffrey Kutnick Because of the million things to accomplish in the … Continue reading

Chef Hanis Cavin to Participate in Chefs Celebration

Hanis Cavin, Executive Chef, Carnitas’ Snack Shack will participate in May’s Chef Celebration Dinner at the Shores Restaurant in La Jolla, California, along with other local chefs, Amy DiBiase, Bernard Guillas, Ron Oliver, Anthony Sinsay, Mike Lina and Jason Knibb. … Continue reading

Off-Menu Specialties at Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack was featured in this week’s San Diego CityBeat Food Issue! Off-menu specialties revealed Secret dishes at Mama Testa, Big Kitchen, Carnitas Snack Shack and more of your favorite San Diego restaurants By Amy T. Granite Carnitas Snack … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – $4 Pork Wings for 30th on 30th

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30th on 30th happens on Friday March 30th this time around. Chef Hanis is serving up pork “wings” (yes, that’s what they’re really called) for $4. Plus we’ll have all our usuals, snacks, and a great selection of hand-made desserts. … Continue reading

Chef Hanis Cavin on Wine and Dine San Diego

Chef Hanis Cavin was recently interviewed on Wine & Dine San Diego Radio. Hosts Ron James and Caron Golden spoke to Cavin about his new restaurant, Carnitas’ Snack Shack, located in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. James started … Continue reading

The Shack BLT Sandwich

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The Shack BLT — an awesome combination of bacon, crispy ham, lettuce and tomato only at Carnitas’ Snack Shack. Try one of these sandwiches, and you’ll know why locals and far-flung foodies alike are showing up here in North Park … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack Uses Local Bread by Sadie Rose

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Finding tasty, locally sourced ingredients is a must for Carnitas’ Snack Shack. That’s why Chef Hanis chose Sadie Rose Baking Company’s Amish Kaiser Buns for the ‘Triple Threat’ Pork Sandwich and his Shack Burger. “Sadie Rose has great artisan breads,” … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in WHERE San Diego Magazine

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack, the “most craveable gourmet quick-service spot in town…” We were featured in Where San Diego Magazine’s  Spring 2012 issue. Bacon Lover’s Love Shack Hanis Cavin made his reputation as one of San Diego’s finest chefs at the sophisticated Kensington Grill, … Continue reading

Chef Hanis Cavin to Appear on KFSD Radio

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Chef Hanis Cavin will be discussing his new pork-centric restaurant, Carnitas’ Snack Shack, on Wine & Dine San Diego Radio March 10, 2012. Quickly becoming a San Diego foodie destination, Carnitas’ Snack Shack is located in North Park at 2632 … Continue reading

Slow Food to Die For – Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack was recently reviewed by The Classic Gentleman. “Slow food to die for!” “Carnitas Snack Shack is located in the Northpark neighborhood of San Diego. Chef owner Hanis Cavin and partner Sara Stroud started this pork haven last … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego Magazine

Whose Poutine is King? The Shack’s Pulled Pork Poutine was featured in San Diego Magazine’s March, 2012 issue. Poutine is a combination of fries, cheese curds and gravy, originally popularized in Quebec. Our Pulled Pork Poutine is purposely a little … Continue reading

Pulled Pork Poutine – Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Poutine, poutine, poutine! The Shack’s pulled pork poutine — our version of a Canadian classic — features seasoned French fries with juicy pulled pork, smothered in white cheddar gravy, and topped with diced bacon. We season our fries with Baker … Continue reading

30th on 30th – Feb 29, 2012 – Carnitas’ Snack Shack

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It’s 30th on 29th ! This month’s 30th on 30th in North Park is actually on Leap Day, Wednesday, February 29th, 2012. Stop on by The Shack for some $2 chocolate covered bacon, $4-$5 locally made desserts, or perhaps one … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen on KUSI

Carnitas' Snack Shack, featured on KUSI TV's Good Morning San Diego

Mike Castellucci of Good Morning San Diego on KUSI TV visited with Sara Stroud and Chef Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack, and with Elizabeth Schott of ACCION San Diego, which provides loans and business support services to small businesses. … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Now on YouTube

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Check out our Official YouTube Channel, featuring videos of Carnitas the mini-pig! http://www.youtube.com/user/CarnitasSnacks Meet Carnitas, the CUTEST miniature pig EVER! Video, courtesy Barbarellaf

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego U-T’s Night and Day

Beef ribeye steak sandwich on home-made cheddar toast, with jack cheese, jalapeños and chipotle aioli.

Carnitas’ Snack Shack was featured in San Diego Union-Tribune’s Night and Day section… Greatest hits at Carnitas’ Snack Shack Top 3 dishes everyone’s pigging out on in North Park Written by Keli Dailey The eatery with a giant hog ornament … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego Uptown News

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack was favorably reviewed in the San Diego Uptown News column, Food and Drinks… A Visit to Pork Heaven Restaurant Review by Frank Sabatini Jr. There’s a whole lotta pig cooking inside the tiny Carnitas’ Snack Shack, which … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen on Serious Eats

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Today, we were featured on Serious Eats’ A Hamburger Today! San Diego: Pigging Out at Carnitas’ Snack Shack By Erin Jackson It’s hard not to immediately love Carnitas’ Snack Shack. The new North Park eatery has all of the best … Continue reading

Super Bowl Sunday Takeout Menu

Super Bowl Sunday Takeout menu

We’re cooking up a special Super Bowl Sunday takeout menu. We’ll be open for pick-up orders until 7pm, when we’ll close.

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen on Channel 8 with Larry Himmel

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Yesterday, we were featured in a special television report, In the Neighborhood with Larry Himmel, on KFMB Channel 8, San Diego. Carnitas Snack Shack: Pigging out in North Park By Larry Himmel, Reporter In the morning hours, all is quiet … Continue reading

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

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We were featured in San Diego Magazine’s New and Notable Restaurants February 2012 issue. Hole Hog 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 … Continue reading

Carnitas Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego Centric

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We were recently reviewed in San Diego Centric! “When you spot the top brass of Phil’s BBQ feasting at the next table, you know this place is for real…” Carnitas snack shack: best burger in town? By Ian Anderson “…Carnitas … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego Magazine’s Main Dish

Steak sammy at Carnitas' Snack Shack

We were featured in San Diego Magazine’s Main Dish for January. HOT DISHES FOR JANUARY: Steak Sammy @ Carnitas Snack Shack By Troy Johnson “After 934 years as chef for Kensington Grill, Hanis Cavin finally opened a joint of his … Continue reading

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in SDCityBeat’s Nibbles

Carnitas' Snack Shack, as seen in San Diego CityBeat's Nibbles.

We were featured in San Diego CityBeat’s food and drink newsletter, Nibbles. Carnitas Snack Shack is a festival of pork By Marie Tran-McCaslin “I received one of those letters a while ago — the one from my doctor that very … Continue reading

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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!

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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

Carnitas’ Snack Shack – New Casual-Cool Lunch Spot

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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

Triple Threat Pork Sandwich

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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

Now Open! And Our First Review

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Carnitas’ Snack Shack is now open, and already receiving rave reviews! Tweeted by Terry Strait @divinman: @CarnitasSnacks OMG pork belly appetizer is amazing twitpic.com/7py6fd @CarnitasSnacks and now for the pulled pork sandwich. Mouth is watering just from the smell. twitpic.com/7pybiw

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Carnitas’ Mural at the Shack

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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!

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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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