Miami

June 23, 2014

Jefe’s Original Soul Shack Now Open in North Miami

Jefe’s Original Soul Shack

Jefe’s Original Soul Shack

Nineteen months. And now finally, Jack Garabedian and his food truck concept Jefe’s Original Fish Tacos & Burgers has officially opened a brick & mortar in North Miami. Garabedian’s painstaking story of getting this store open is one for the books, that is both heartbreaking and shocking not to mention money-sucking. Quite frankly, I’m not sure I would have been able to hang on as long as he did with all the delays and excuses thrown at him from contractors and the city. But Garabedian stayed the course, he endured the nonsensical lip-service for over a year and a half from those who stalled the start-up entrepreneur; now with all that behind him “Jefe’s Original Soul Truck” has a sibling, “Jefe’s Original Soul Shack”. The Soul Shack opened quietly on Friday, June 20th; on Saturday, June 21st, Soul Shack started making noise, and today, Monday, June 23rd the doors are wide open and the band is playin’.

Jefe's Original Soul Shack Now Open in North Miami

Jefe’s Original Soul Shack Now Open in North Miami

Soul Shack, the newest addition to the Jefe’s family, has a lot of soul, and character just like its big brother food truck, and you will see many menu favorites and similarities between the two, additionally, you will also see the creative juices and soul of Garabedian shining through with new menu items and Soul Shack specials.

Tried & True

I’ve always been a fan of Jefe’s Original fish tacos, but the classic patty melt with bacon and horseradish mayo gets me every time, it’s truly comfort food in its finest hour. And the carnitas taquitos, is fried indulgent-goodness; and colorful so you don’t feel too-too guilty.

Taquitos - Pork Carnitas - Jefe's Original Soul Shack

Taquitos – Pork Carnitas – Jefe’s Original Soul Shack

Classic Patty Melt with Bacon, Jefe's Original Soul Shack

Classic Patty Melt with Bacon, Jefe’s Original Soul Shack

Fish Tacos, Jefe's Original Soul Shack

Fish Tacos, Jefe’s Original Soul Shack

Something New

Garabedian’s Soul Shack allows for him to be creative with his food and menu, yet still remaining true to his comfort-esque style of food. Saturday night, in addition to everything else, I had to try “The Wedge”. Classic in theory, iceberg lettuce with blue cheese and bacon [optional] but the twist of this salad comes from the house-made buttermilk blue cheese dressing, tomato, egg, banana pepper rings for zip & zing and toasted pumpkin seeds for a little extra somethin’. In a word, home-run. Order it, and taste for yourself.

The Wedge, Jefe's Original Soul Shack

The Wedge, Jefe’s Original Soul Shack

Garabedian’s story of getting Soul Shack open shows determination to the tenth power. I don’t believe he anticipated the journey to be as rocky as it was, and ironically, it’s been said, what’s in a name? I would say Mr. Garabedian and his Soul Shack have truly defined the phrase “heart & soul”.

Jefe’s Original Soul Shack 12581 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami, FL 305-989-5188 Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burgers on Urbanspoon

Sign up to be on our mailing list

Follow South Florida Food and Wine on Google+








 
Feed
 

 
South Florida Food and Wine Holiday Gift Guide

South Florida Food and Wine Holiday Gift Guide

The November/December issue of SouthFloridaLifestyleGuide.com is a bit different from our normal editorial magazine; for this holiday issue we’re focusing on all things holiday gift giving and gift ideas. So whether its e...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
Carmel Road Winery

Carmel Road Winery

-SPONSORED- Tweet
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

 
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
Delray Beach Collaborative Kitchen

The Delray Beach Garlic Fest Collaborative Kitchen Dining Experience

Delray Beach is steadily emerging as a culinary destination for South Florida food enthusiasts. Delray’s long-time restaurants, 32 East, 50 Ocean, Da Da, and Luna Rosa have set a culinary standard over the years for cre...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

 
vertical-vineyard--wine-image-sz__large

Vanderbilt Reserve Collection

Biltmore Winery is located in Asheville, North Carolina part home to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, as they extend through Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina as well. George Vanderbilt, grandson of famed industria...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
America's Test Kitchen Grilled Lamb Kofte, photo credit: America's Test Kitchen

Food and Wine Pairing: Grilled Lamb Kofte with Wente Vineyards Sandstone Merlot

Wente Vineyards partnered with America’s Test Kitchen to compile quick, easy, and impressive holiday recipes and wine pairings for holiday entertaining. We’ve given a few of the recipes a whirl here in the South Florida F...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 



One Comment


  1. It looks mouth-watering and very inviting. I may need to point my new wheels southward one day soon.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

CAPTCHA Image

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>