Carnitas' Snack Shack – Seen on Serious Eats
February 2, 2012
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 qualities of a food truck, including a well-crafted menu of tasty, seasonal items, with none of the downsides (it stays in the same spot and there is proper seating). It’s also open late, offers delivery, and there’s a giant pig on the roof.
Co-owners Sara Stroud and Hanis Cavin named the restaurant after their pet mini pig, whose adorable antics have been captured in several YouTube videos, including one where he polishes off an ice cream cone.
“Pork-centric American cuisine” is the restaurant’s focus, but among tempting options like pork belly burritos, BLTs, and pulled pork sandwiches is the Shack Burger, made with fresh ground beef, bacon jam, white cheddar, and aioli.