The Plate: Charcoaled Ribs
The Place: Rack’s Downtown Eatery and Tavern, Mizner Park, 402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 395-1662
The Price: $8 (at happy hour)
The Skinny: We could have embarrassed ourselves mightily gorging on all the goodness from the happy hour menu at Rack’s.
The restaurant offers a special menu at the bars and high-top tables 4-7 p.m. seven days a week. We could call it one of Boca Raton’s best-kept secrets, except the place was packed.
We started with a plate of deviled eggs ($4 for four), which were packed with shallots and chives and seasoned with Dijon mustard and topped with paprika.
And we finished with a rack of some of the most tender ribs you’ll find anywhere, covered in a sweet, tangy apple barbecue sauce and finished on the grill.
Also quite appetizing: the Cajun fish tacos ($8) and the shrimp cocktail ($10).
It was perfection, and we’re ready for more.
— Scott Simmons