I finally had the opportunity to visit for lunch last Friday; I must admit it was because I was once again tempted by a Twitter message from @RackShackBBQ about the Brisket Blue Burger. I was so excited to try a place I had been following that I invited my parents with me to share the experience.
|Dad ordered beans as a side to his meal. He said they were good.|
We found a table, it was dirty. I understand it was the lunch hour, but there should be someone responsible for making sure the tables were clean. Mom went to ask the not so friendly cashier for a wet towel; she told my mom she would come clean it off. By the time mom returned I had taken a napkin to the fountain pop area and wet it using some water. Mom told me the gal was coming to wash it I looked up and saw a line of at least 8 people. My question was "When?" It wasn't until we were half way through our meal did she appear with a squirt bottle and rag to clean the table. What was she going to do, make us lift up are food and clean the table at that point. I told her I already wiped the table, "You did?" she said puzzled once again. "With what?" Simple: I took a napkin, got it wet, wiped the table and threw away the napkin. She went back behind the counter.
|Brisket Blue Burger, fries and cheesy mac|
|I did discover the blue cheese was actually blue cheese dressing.|
The cheesy mac is described as "We threw the box away on this one. Gooey, creamy, cheesy, & crunchy goodness" It lived up to it's "Gooey, creamy, cheesy" description. The was a bread crumb topping, but it didn't add a lot of the "crunchy", most likely because it came covered. I enjoyed the cheesy mac, however I was surprised to find peppers, perhaps jalapeno, in the bottom of it. I am not sure they were supposed to be in there, however if it is an ingredient it should be listed. I don't think it would appeal to kids or people who do not like spice.
Unfortunately, Rack Shack did not live up to my expectations. I also found it interesting that even though I mentioned them in my Twitter posts I did not have any response from them about the experience. I want to see local businesses succeed, unfortunately bad service one of the main reasons customers will not come back.
Rack Shack BBQ
2925 Cliff Road East
Burnsville, MN 55337