I have always looked forward to eating at Racks for two reasons. First, I love my meat and second, my cousin spoke highly of Racks. He told me that I can measure the worth of a date by the dinner setting and Racks is a good place. When the branch at SM San Fernando opened, I hoped to visit to make all my caveman dreams come true.
The opportunity came when My Man and I recently bought a chocolate fountain. Before grabbing our own version of the chocolate factory at nearby Robinson’s, we stopped by SM San Fernando to have lunch at Racks. My hopes were really high, as high as the price tag that comes with the restaurant, but I am very much willing to pay for good food so on we went.
There were only two soups available on the menu: clam chowder and vegetable minestrone. I do not know what a minestrone is but the word vegetable got me asking for the clam chowder. I never had it before so I do not know what a proper clam chowder tastes like but I can guess the clam chowder at Racks is far from the best because it is a tad salty and I honestly cannot find the clams on my bowl!
For the main course, we had classic pork ribs and baby back ribs with corn and carrot and mashed potatoes on the side. What can I say? The corn bread was lovely and I enjoyed the mashed potato. 😆 Seriously, for the price tag, my out of this world expectation of Racks meat did not make it. They were served at room temperature and I think they were dry. The meat was not as flavorful as I thought it would be and the barbecue sauce was too sour. No succulent, falling off the bone barbecue madness here. I know the photo looks like we devoured the food but it does not mean I was impressed. My Man ended up shoveling all the food on my plate. 😀
I really do not know if it is just because it is a mall branch or we just ordered the wrong thing (like with my The Aristocrat experience) but based on the descriptions of my cousin, his Racks plate sounded way better than mine no doubt. And oh, whatever you do, do not order the pink lemonade, unless you fancy a drink that seemed like it was made from a handful of fresh ants, just saying.
Have you visited a Racks near you? Because really I am open to my Racks meat dreams being salvaged.