Even though ominous bass music will play in your head as you prepare your first bite, shark tacos are actually pretty damn good -- especially the smokey char of the shark (which tastes a little meatier than swordfish), and the complementing tanginess of the aioli. Spray on lime juice or some of GT's house-made "Burn" hot sauce, and you've got a legitimate fish taco challenge on your hands.
But couple that with the fact that this might be your best (/only?) opportunity to eat shark without having to deal with the ethics of shark fin soup, and this Shark Week sojourn is a borderline must-do.
Sean Cooley is Thrillist's Chicago Editor and was the owner of too many Street Sharks action figures as a child. Follow him @SeanCooley.