Remember Shaka Shack, the Santa Monica burger stop we found that features recipes from former Ma Maison chef Lisa Stalvey? Well, clearly our faith in Santa Monica's restaurant approval process was more than a little overconfident, as the restaurant finally opened late last month on Ocean Park after a year of trying. What's inside?
The owners here are husband and wife team, Michael Anapol and Kathie Gibboney, and the surf-themed space is very much a family operation, with the couple's teenage son manning the door today. The menu is being executed by chef Jimme Morrison, Stalvey whose career was unfortunately affected by the loss of a few fingers in a cooking accident at L'Orangerie, originally helped conceive of Hawaiian-referencing tastes like the Maui'shroom Burger and a Protein Menehune (Stalvey is Anapol's ex-wife). See the full menu online and check out the restaurant's interior, below.
Shaka Shack Burgers, open 11:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M., Monday through Saturday, at 1701 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica. 310-450-5551.