Best Fried Chicken In San Antonio is Located at Jerk Shack in the Northwest Area
Jerk Shack receives national Best Fried Chicken recognition by Eater. This popular San Antonio caribbean-inspired restaurant, The Jerk Shack, was recently named one of the best restaurants for fried chicken in America by Eater. The Jerk Shack was one of just 27 restaurants listed and the only restaurant in the state of Texas to receive the recognition.
The Jerk Shack was started by Chef Nicola Blaque and her husband Cornelius Massey in 2018. After serving ten years in the Army, Blaque began working as a private chef to explore her passion for cooking. She relocated to San Antonio from Hawaii to pursue a degree at the Culinary Institute of America where she graduated in 2016. She returned to her Jamaican roots and began focusing on Caribbean cuisine, working to bring the unique flavors to south Texas.
Eater’s recognition isn’t the first time Chef Nicola and The Jerk Shack have received national attention. The Jerk Shack has been featured by Eater as one of the 2019 Top 16 New Restaurants in America as well as being included in GQ’s 2020 Best New Restaurants in America. Chef Nicola has also been featured in Southern Living’s 2021 Holiday Issue.
The Jerk Shack is located at 10234 State Hwy 151 Ste. 103, San Antonio, TX 78251. The restaurant is open Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. In addition to fried chicken, The Jerk Shack’s menu includes items like curry shrimp, cheese grits, jerk chicken and much more. Please let me know if you have any questions.
They also offer brunch service on Sunday. The new menu items will be available from opening until 5:00 p.m. and will feature items like:
- Catfish and Grits – herb butter broth, collard greens, red pepper coulis, jerk remoulade
- Sweet Potato and Cream Cheese French Toast – sweet potato, cream cheese, Frosted Flake-crusted powdered sugar, dulce de leche
- Texas Toast Benedict – choice of bacon or jerk pork or jerk chicken, sunny-side-up eggs, habanero hollandaise, parmesan cheese
The Jerk Shack’s regular menu will still be available throughout the day in addition to the new brunch menu.
About Jerk Shack
The Jerk Shack’s cuisine is inspired by the flavors of Jamaica and the Caribbean. Chef Blaque and her team have incorporated the flavors and techniques of Caribbean cooking into American favorites like mac and cheese, tacos and more that creates a unique blend of cultures, though traditional Caribbean dishes like braised oxtail, jerk chicken and more are also available at the restaurant.
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