Shack Attack 2012
By The Foodies./ firstname.lastname@example.org
Few things say summer more clearly in Huntington
than a row of cars parked haphazardly along Route 25A, a row
of motorcycles near Stony Hollow Road, and the crunch of rocks
under your feet as you bring a paper dish filled with fried
clams back to your picnic table.
Yes, you guessed it The Shack is open once again!
I met owner Mace Colodny, a gregarious man whose youthful
appearance and attitude could make you wonder how hes
owned The Shack since 1980. Then, he was a 19-year-old who
fit in gigs at CBGBs with running the family business.
Now 51, music remains a big part of his life, evident by the
eclectic tunes youll hear during a visit.
Were not really following what anybody else is
doing. Were doing our own thing. he said.
That statement is true for both the music and the eatery.
Fried clam strips ($7.95) are a nod to The Shacks roots
as a simple clam bar in the 1920s. Since then, the menu has
evolved to satisfy more palates, but the classics should remain
on your dining to-do list, especially if youre a first-time
visitor. These delightful little morsels are lightly breaded
and gently fried, keeping the outside crispy and the clams
sweet and tender. The heck with the little wood utensil; just
squeeze on some lemon and use your hands. Depending on your
mood, you can also get these on a roll ($11.95). Feel like
pasta? Another way to get your clam fix is linguini in white
or red clam sauce ($13.95).
The Shack in 2012 has plenty more than classic clams, burgers
and brews. Soft and moist on the inside with a nice crunch
outside, crab cakes ($7.95 for two) are another great choice
to get started off with, especially if you like a little bit
of peppery zest. Get this on a sandwich for $11.45.
Lobster makes plenty of appearances on the menu as well, including
the classic lobster roll ($14.95; varies based on market price).
Simple lobster salad with a hint of pepper is loaded into
a lightly toasted bun with lettuce and tomato. Add a splash
of lime to the top and enjoy the tender, juicy combination.
Youll also find lobster on salads and their Lobster
BLT sandwich, which is highly recommended by Mace.
Should you make a roadside stop this season, youll have
a more affordable Shack Attack Mace said theyve
cut prices 15 to 20 percent across the board in a response
to the ongoing recession.
I know everybodys suffering from the pinch,
After introducing draft beer last year while continuing to
focus on microbreweries and up-and-coming brands, The Shack
continues to expand its reach. New this season is the Burger
Board, which, for $9, gets you one of 17 creations with fries
and a medium drink. Your lip-smacking choices range from classic
chili, chili-cheese and bacon cheeseburgers to Avocado Swiss,
turkey and veggie burgers and blue cheese burgers. Dont
dare miss the Shack Burger, a patty with fried onions and