Humboldt restaurant closing

Shooky's Good Eats opened in December but will have its last service this weekend. The restaurant is closing because its building needs substantial repairs, owners said.


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March 13, 2024 - 3:01 PM

Mike Shook and Vaneza Galoso are closing Shooky’s Good Eats in Humboldt because the building needs substantial repairs. Photo by FACEBOOK PHOTO

HUMBOLDT — After just three months in business, a Humboldt restaurant announced Tuesday it was closing because of issues with the building.

Shooky’s Good Eats will offer its last days of service on Friday and Saturday, owners said. 

The husband-and-wife team of Vaneza Galoso and Mike Shook opened the restaurant in December, serving Filipino cuisine and New York-style pizza. They were renting the building at 901 Bridge St., formerly a Mexican restaurant, and said it needed more substantial repairs than they or the owner are able to make. 

“Everyone has been very supportive. That’s what makes this so hard,” Galoso said. 

The restaurant was building a good reputation and some customers drove two hours to try the food, Shook said. He and Galoso said they appreciated their customers and the community, including owners, managers and staff at other area restaurants. 

The couple’s goal in opening the restaurant was to offer a combination of their native foods. Galaso was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. Shook grew up in New York. 

They also offered meals at affordable prices. Most of their entree dishes cost $13 or less, and pizza slices were available between $4 and $5.

“We know what challenges people face. It’s a luxury to go out to eat but it shouldn’t cost luxury prices,” Shook said.

The couple said they explored options such as moving to a different location but ultimately decided it was best to close the business.