By: Stevette Hay
Tired of the same ol’ thing? Me too! Thumbing though the menagerie of burger joints, pasta places, sushi runs and quick service restaurants suffices at times, but this well-developed palate is yearning for something a bit more adventurous…and healthy. I have been doing my homework on Salt Life Food Shack and have been eagerly waiting for the construction to cease. Well boys and girls, the day has come; Salt Life Food Shack is open! The restaurant will be open for dinner only for the first two weeks and if you are in the mood for something different, please go check them out.
This Jacksonville concept serves a variety of items with a strong emphasis on seafood. If I had to categorize their offerings it would probably be Beach Cuisine. They have a raw bar featuring sushi rolls, oysters and ceviche, a collection of burgers and sandwiches, salads, and a selection of land and sea entrees like Backyard Beer Can Chicken, Island Ribs, and Caliche’s Poke Bowl (fresh tuna seasoned with a secret marinade served with steamed spinach over sticky rice, green onion, and avocado).
Salt Life Food Shack serves a mix of Hawaiian, Costa Rican, Bahamian, Japanese and American style food. Operating Partner, Jeff Jabot described it perfectly by saying, “We offer a little something from everywhere, and a little something for everyone.”
The attention to detail in this restaurant is great. Surf boards, beautiful ocean colors, an amazing salt water aquarium, and their over-sized comfy beach chair seats make you feel as though you are down on A1A. The staff uniforms are an excellent choice. They are dressed in jean skirts and shorts, Vans, and Salt Life tank tops and shirts.
If I had to guess, I would say that Salt Life Food Shack will be riding a wave of popularity in Coral Springs.
Get over there and check them out and be sure to comment and let me know what you think!
Stevette Balllog, formally from Chicago has been living in Broward County for 15 years. She has a B.S. in Culinary Management from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and is owner of the Fork Notes Blog. She loves to travel all over the US in search of the best food, wine and craft beer, and she loves to cook. If you have an idea for a restaurant for her to review, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org follow her on Twitter at @Forknotes