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I like the looks of this place, decorated in a way I like. From the reclaimed door tables to the exposed brick and different ceiling tiles. The staff is mainly college kids, so it wasn’t super-duper attentive or awesome. But we survived. The lunch crowd seemed pretty laid back, but I am sure the evening brings a bit of rowdy fun.
WHAT YOU GET:
Pub grub in an urban setting….burgers, pizza, tacos, sandwiches – something for everyone…oh yeah, and a food challenge!! The Shack is the home of Evan Benn’s Death Row Challenge . Maybe you should try it and tell us how it is.
Taco, Taco, Taco – served with cabbage, salsa fresco, queso blanco cheese, cilantro and onion
Baja Fish – breaded tilapia, buttermilk dressing and guacamole
Steak – marinated steak, guacamole, sour cream
Pork Belly – crispy pork belly and jalapeno pineapple salsa
Fine – The Baja Fish was crispy and flavorful however could have used a tish more dressing, I really do love my dressings you know. The Steak was also good with nice bits of tender meat yet was somewhat of a naked taco, so there was quite a good dose of steak flavor. The Pork Belly was yummy but definitely could have used a little more in the meat quantity department. Overall I was happy-ish with this lunch, but I am at a slight loss for words here. Here is why. I usually do not like my tacos doused in cabbage shavings and sloppy pico or salsa-y stuff. But this was weird, the “served with” toppings were so sparse that I am not sure they were even there. YET, I did walk away pleasantly full and that one of the more important things, right?
What others ordered
The Shackwich – blackened chicken, served on fresh-baked French bread and STUFFED with hand cut fries, coleslaw, tomato and melted provolone. Shown minus coleslaw and tomato. 🙂 I am going to get the Pulled Pork Shackwich the next time I swing by. Yum.
The Shackburger – lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and shackilicious sauce
(just knowing they serve a “shackilicious sauce” makes me grin)
Insalada – chopped mixed greens, roasted corn salsa, tomatoes, green onions, salsa fresca, crispy tortilla strips, queso blanco cheese served with green chili vinaigrette and the addition of breaded tilapia.
COME HUNGRY…. AND MAYBE FIND YOURSELF ORDERING A DEATH ROW CHALLENGE