Ike's Rack Shack
The plan was to go to the Fat Tuesday Southern Food and Music Festival in Carlton, but after arriving and being told it was just over an hour wait for food and drink, we headed off to Ike's Rack Shack to get our Southern food fix.
Unforunately, we weren't the only one's with this idea and Ike's was out of control. But a huge applaud to Ike's with how they handled it. While it took just over an hour and a half to get our food, Ike's handled the delay exceptionally by offering us free drinks, free fries, and all still with a smile on their faces. And boy, the food was definitely worth the wait. To eat we shared the triple back rack shack ($66 but feeds 3) which consisted of a rack of pork ribs, beef ribs and lamb ribs. The beef and lamb ribs were exceptional - slight crunch on the outside, moist and tender on the inside and with flavours that just scream down south. However the pork ribs were not so amazing - while very tasty, they were tough and difficult to get off the bone.
For sides we had the blue cheeses iceberg wedge salad ($12), shoestring fries ($8) and the house made corn bread with honey butter ($8). The corn bread was absolutely out of this world - buttery, corn filled goodness, scatterd with bits of a jalapeno inside...some would even call it life changing! Spread it with the honey butter and it is a pure foodgam in the mouth.
Even if it is just for six serves of the corn bread, at such good value, fantastic staff and delicious food, Ike's is definitely somwhere I will return to soon.