Though Carnitas' Shack Shack's third restaurant at North Embarcadero has been in the works since last year and officially leased since May, the debut of the brick-and-mortar eatery is still months away. So in the interim, the Port of San Diego has announced that the fan favorite will park a new food truck near the site of their walk-up cafe at 1004 North Harbor Drive, where $31.1 million in public improvements to the waterfront are well underway. The truck will operate until construction of the cafe is completed in January 2016; there will ultimately be outdoor seating and a craft beer garden element.
It was initially scheduled to soft launch this weekend with an official unveiling on Monday, but the restaurant tells Eater that an equipment delay will push the truck's debut until next Thursday, August 27. It will be parked in front of the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, just north of Carnitas' future home in Broadway Landing, and open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Co-founders Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud shared that the food truck's menu will include many signature dishes, from their Snack Shack burger, triple threat pork sandwich and carnitas tacos to their famous pork belly appetizer, beet terrine and Shack fries; there will also be fish tacos and a daily special. Expect the brick-and-mortar cafe's menu to include more seafood and vegetarian items too.