No really, there’s a reason why you need to come early to have some MEAT. Not only does it get busy super fast but hours are very limited due to the fact that they smoke their own BBQ Meat during the day and serve at night.
Tallow, or rendered animal fat, is the talk of the dinner table once again thanks to a rise in tallow products, dedicated paleo diet followers and those embracing the retro aspect of cooking. Long before commercial butter, spreads, and oil sprays there was only one option! Make your own fat out of pork, beef and even duck. The process is messy, time-consuming and not exactly pleasant but the results are worth it as food appears richer, meatier and tastier.
The Crack Shack is located in downtown San Diego right next to Juniper & Ivy. Parking can be a little tough depending when you decide to go, but they do offer valet parking. This “outdoor coop” is definitely a unique representation of an outdoor restaurant. As a Canadian, we don’t see very much of these types of places nor do we allow pets in a food place. It didn’t really occur to me why this eatery was designed the way it was until I looked a little further into the background of The Crack Shack.