Thursday, January 7, 2010

Food Shack

103 S. U.S. Hwy 1
Jupiter, Florida 33477


Ok so the Food Shack isn't in Philly, or it's surrounding area. But it's worth driving to Florida for (I flew). Although I ate at the Food Shack about five times in the week and a half I was there, I could only bring myself to take pictures on the last trip. Because if you sit at the bar, you get to watch them cook, and that is far more exciting than taking pictures of your food. Plus, I am usually so excited when my food arrives, that I am half-way through whatever I ordered, and that is no way to present a meal of this caliber. The Food Shack is one of (if not) my favorite places to eat lunch I have ever been. The bar seats allow you to talk to the chefs, and they will often give you samples of what they are preparing. The best part, is that EVERYTHING they make is awesome. On a recent trip, I was given a bowl of coconut curry seafood and vegetables to taste in addition to my meal, which could have been a meal on it's own because the chef "made too much". Everything is fresh, island-style and cooked to order. I have never had a bad meal there, and some have been downright amazing.

Below is the crab salsa. It was light, fresh, loaded with crab meat and citrus, and topped with incredible guacamole. The chips were whole fried small corn tortillas. It was a great way to start the meal.

For lunch I got a blackened tilefish wrap. It was a special. Inside were caramelized peppers and onions, and some amazing red beans and rice. I could eat the rice and beans for the rest of my life. Chunks of smoky, salty ham were scattered throughout. It was an incredible enhancer to the charred fish.

On the side, steak fries and island slaw.

I mean even Jupiter's finest approves.

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