Carnitas' Snack Shack – Seen in San Diego U-T Superdiners Dining Guide
October 24, 2012
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 food writer in naming delicious names
By Keli Dailey
“What restaurant do you recommend?”
Every dining guide dripping with adjectives and spangled with star ratings is, at its heart, about this question.
For nearly two years, you’ve turned to U-T San Diego for up-to-date meal references from our restaurant panel, our Superdiners. For a bit longer than that, you’ve read my eating adventures as the U-T’s food writer. Here, we join epicurean forces, and each declare our choice for best eating experience in San Diego.
The result is a collision of eateries. Some are pricey and seasonally focused. One has a walk-up window where you place your order. Which restaurants do we put in our best word for? Read on.
— Keli Dailey, U-T
“Carnitas’ Snack Shack (2632 University Ave., North Park. 619-294-7675 or carnitassnackshack.com) is my pick. Chef Hanis Cavin and his new wife Sara (congrats!) opened in 2011. Order at the window and sit on their fine patio. The concept, based on responsible food purchasing and a love of pork, is the first of its kind in S.D. And the ‘Triple Threat’ pork sandwich is an ode to all that’s beautiful about this noble beast.” — Ricardo Heredia, executive chef at Alchemy Restaurant