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Restaurant Review: The Shop
updated: Apr 05, 2014, 12:00 PM

By Lauren Bray

The Shop
730 N. Milpas
Avg. Breakfast Price: $7
Avg. Lunch Price: $9
Rating= [2.5 out of 3 Eds]

At the corner of De La Guerra and Milpas, right in front of J's Tire, sits The Shop. A walk-up, patio-lounging, diamond in the taquería rough. Don't get me wrong, I love Mexican food and Milpas has some of the best, but it's nice to have something different on the one day I am not eating sopes de pollo.

The Shop opened their doors in December of 2012 serving breakfast and lunch from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. I heard a lot of buzz about this place from friends and decided to check it out one Sunday afternoon. There were a lot of interesting items on the menu but once I saw the "Jean Claude Van Hamme," I knew I must consume it. Ciabatta bread, honey, arugula, brie, and of course ham. I didn't even have to do the splits on two semi-trucks to eat it. Everything tasted fresh and delicious, no complaints here.

1/3 lb. seasoned patty, green goddess, spicy cheddar, lettuce, bread & butter pickles on Shop Bun I didn't taste the burger but my date said it was well seasoned and perfectly cooked.

Oh, and they served beer! We ordered a Figueroa Mountain Danish Red and a Coconut Porter. I'm a big Fig Mountain fan and their red's are really good, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Coconut Porter. It's worth a taste for the dark brew lovers.

Our Ed Rating scale is a simple 0-3, with 3 being great and 0 being a "don't even stop to pee here" kind of place. Here's why I gave The Shop 2.5 Eds instead of the full 3. While the food is delicious, it is a bit pricey for the walk-up, serve yourself kind of style they have going on. However, I did enjoy the casual vibe and the food really is good. Give it a try and let me know your thoughts.

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Lauren is a member of the Dedicated Staff and will be high-kicking her way to The Shop soon for another ham sandwich.


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