The Shack

Standard

You Are Invited To:

The Shackness

WHO:

Ashley

WHERE:

SLU Campus

WHEN:

Lunch

 THE EXPERIENCE:

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.

In the front door

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.

Tacos

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

Ashley’s Rating:

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

Hello!

 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.

Sweet Little Burger

 The Shackburger – lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and shackilicious sauce

(just knowing they serve a “shackilicious sauce” makes me grin)

Fish Salad?!?!

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s