We've been following the purchase of the old Shorty's Pizza & Smoked Meat location in downtown Superior. It's taken months for the business to be set up, using grants and funding to bring improvements to the location. There have been several questions that recently have been answered just days ahead of their official opening date.

Customers have been asking if the original Bucktales location near Pattison Park would remain open. People also have been asking if they would be keeping any of Shorty's Pizza & Smoked Meat recipes in the new location. Their signage and Facebook profile have included both of the businesses' names.

I've been in contact with one of the owners, Mary Ellen, who has given me some information along the way. I asked months ago what the menu would be like, and finally found out that it would be a hybrid of both menus. As Mary Ellen said, "a little bit of something for everyone."

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Now they finally have released their menu, and it is exactly that: a hybrid of favorites. They are offering the same dishes they have been at their Mexican restaurant south of Superior. They also have kept the Shorty's pizzas on the menu as well. And, thank the heavens, they have kept the poutine on the menu. My gosh that poutine was my favorite.

Bucktales Cantina / Shorty's Pizza Facebook
Bucktales Cantina / Shorty's Pizza Facebook
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They have made a lot of their menu with different options from both restaurants. For example they have chicken wings, cheese curds, Canadian egg rolls, and pountine from the Shorty's old menu.

Bucktales Cantina / Shorty's Pizza Facebook
Bucktales Cantina / Shorty's Pizza Facebook
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There are Mexican burgers and the Shorty's burgers making their way onto the new menu. It's obvious they knew the favorites from both businesses to feature on the menu. That includes the "WB" burrito.

Bucktales Cantina / Shorty's Pizza Facebook
Bucktales Cantina / Shorty's Pizza Facebook
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Some of the drinks that were featured at both businesses have also made the cut, like frozen drinks, specialty Mexican beer, and other premium liquor.

Bucktales also did confirm that they will be temporarily closing their location south of Superior for a time being.

Bucktales / Shorty's Pizza had the debut of their bar for Cinco De Mayo. The full restaurant opens on May 13, 2022.

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