This is the Caribbean Food Shack, but it ain't just any old shack. This shack happens to be located inside a gas station in Fort Collins, CO.
What's with the combo gas stations in this town?
(And why are so few gas stations in general open after 10pm?)
If the food weren't any good, it wouldn't matter where this shack was located. But judging from the "combo pie" I sampled, the Caribbean Food Shack is definitely a keeper. The seasoned mashed potato and ground beef came piping hot inside a crisp, freshly fried shell, and the Angela's "Trini Style" Hot Sauce and tamarind chutney that came with it were fine, flavorful additions.
Most days they seem to stop serving food around 7 pm, so for late-night cravings this is not your spot. For all other times, though, this is one of the more unique offerings in town. I'm definitely going back to try their other items, especially their much-touted BakeNShark sandwich: "Fried shark stuffed in tasty fried bake bread and filled with crispy Chow Slaw and covered in our fresh sweet Cocktail Sauce." Yes, please.