Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego Magazine

March 6, 2012

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 different. Being purveyors of swine, we decided to update the Canadian classic with our juicy pulled pork, a homemade white-cheddar-and-bacon gravy, and crispy Berkshire bacon bits.

And do people like it? Yes! Customers from all over say it’s “pretty damn good.” It’s not on our menu all the time, and when it is — not for long! Our version of poutine sells out fast.

From San Diego Magazine Trend Hunting March 2012…

Putting the “Pout” in Poutine
A Canadian ex-pat’s quest for her national dish in SD
By Erin Jackson

“My poor, native Canada. Despite our noble contributions to society, most Americans blame us for Nickelback, denim-on-denim fashion, and poutine. Of the three, poutine is least offensive. The simple dish of fries, chicken gravy, and cheese curds would be a natural fit in San Diego, since it pairs perfectly with a pint and staves off hangovers. But after pounding poutine all over town, it’s my sad conclusion that nary a local cook has nailed the dish. The main offense: no curds. It’s like a California burrito without fries…” Read more…