Carnitas’ Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego Magazine’s New and Notable
January 24, 2012
We were featured in San Diego Magazine’s New and Notable Restaurants February 2012 issue.
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.