RACKS flame-grilled, falls-off-the-bone ribs: An oldie but goodie

You know the cliche that you can never let go of the classic. This applies with RACKS. When you hear RACKS, it’s synonymous with RIBS. After all, it’s called home of the best ribs in town!

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Over two decades later, RACKS continues to deliver the same quality of homey, mouthwatering, all-American dishes that customers just keep coming back for. Last week, RACKS Philippines opened its 15th and 16th branches, one in Timog Avenue, Quezon City and Evia Lifestyle Center in Alabang.

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I was at the launch of their Timog Branch and I was wowed with their new look, it’s huge and the large American-style windows invites you to come in. Looks like I’m in a Tagaytay restaurant and not along Timog Avenue.

RACKS Timog branch

According to Mr. Chukri Prieto, they want to reflect the southern country style on their restaurants’ design. They want to create a warm, homey atmosphere where people can sit back, relax and have fun while enjoying great comfort food with their significant other, family or friends.

racks timog branch

RACKS Timog branch is so spacious, perfect for parties or meetings since spaces can be divided, in this branch, I think it can have 3 private spaces.

racks timog branch party area

Photo taken while at the middle party area

Aside from their flame-grilled, falls-off-the-bone ribs, here are other sumptuous American-style dishes that you can try.

Onion Brick

Onion Brick at Racks

Onion Brick, Php 180, good for sharing

Spot.ph named it as the best onion rings in town. Thinly-sliced onion rings, marinated, spiced, and lightly breaded, then deep-fried to a crisp. The magic here is it’s lightly breaded just to make it crunchy so you can still taste the onions. The two sauces are great complements but it’s still yummy when eaten as it is.

Salad with Blackened Chicken Strips

Salad with Blackened Chicken Strips

Salad with Blackened Chicken Strips, Php 295

A triple portion of Classic Caesar salad topped with tender Cajun-rubbed, blackened chicken strips. Crisp fresh veggies in a cream Caesar dressing, I like it because they drizzled it generously.

Garlic Scampi Pasta

Garlic Scampi Pasta, Php 295

Spaghetti pasta sauteed in chili garlic olive oil mixture, added with shrimps and broccoli florets. This is one of my fave and will include this on my must-order list.

Angus Au Jus

Angus Au Jus

Angus Au Jus, Php 765

Juicy and tender Angus beef, perfectly cooked (according to your preference) with a nice marbling. If you want to indulge and give in to your luxurious craving, this is a must-try.

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Glazed Memphis Babys

Glazed Memphis Babys

Glazed Memphis Babys

The star of our table Glazed Memphis-style ribs. True to their claim, it’s falls-off-the-bone, no need for a knife, you can just pull it apart with your hands or with a fork.

Choose from Original or Extra Hot barbecue sauce. They are not kidding with the word HOT, it’s really spicy.

racks barbecue sauce

Original or Extra Hot?

Great meals should end with delectable dessert. RACKS offerings do not disappoint such as these Memphis Pound cake and Mississippi Mud Pie.

Memphis Pound Cake

Memphis Pound Cake

Memphis Pound Cake, Php 155

Buttery pound cake topped with raspberry preserves and 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie, Php 180

A moist chocolate fudge brownie laden with gooey chocolate inside on a bed of thick choco syrup topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. I’m really not a fan of ala-mode desserts but this one satisfied my sweet cravings sans the whipped cream.

RACKS also has Family Platters which is perfect for dining in groups and family. We had lunch on Valentines Day at their Timog Branch and we had Ribs & Chicken Platter for Php 1795. We upgraded to Java Rice and a pitcher of iced tea. We were so full and we still had for take-out good for our dinner.

V-day lunch at RACKS Timog branch

V-day lunch at RACKS Timog branch

RACKS Timog facade

RACKS has branches at Timog Avenue Quezon City, Evia Lifestyle Center, El Pueblo, Festival Supermall, Greenhills, Paseo de Magallanes, Paseo de Santa Rosa, Robinson’s Manila, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall, The Fort Strip, and Trinoma.

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