Smack Shack opening update: On for January
Lobster rolls, chowder, po' boys, and lobster mac coming soon to the North Loop
Though construction has appeared interminable and every supposed opening date gets pushed into the next season, it looks like the brick-and-mortar location of perennial list-topping food truck Smack Shack is finally official. Even better news: It's coming up fast.
Smack Shack put its first projected opening day in June, then late summer, before going MIA for most of the fall, focusing on the end of food truck season and still offering its menu at 1029 Bar in northeast Minneapolis. Now it looks like construction is moving full speed ahead, including the installation of a large, shallow live lobster tank, which plays into Thoma's plans for menu expansion. The brick-and-mortar Smack Shack will offer different sizes of whole boiled lobsters as well as fried chicken, herb biscuits, and some of the other dishes Thoma has perfected over the years.
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