Rack House Kitchen & Tavern is celebrating two successful years in a delicious way this May. The Arlington Heights-based barbecue venue is adding a unique variety of American favorites to its existing smokehouse selections, along with a new line of handcrafted cocktails, regionally distilled whiskeys and local craft beers. To mark the milestone, the restaurant will also host a complimentary anniversary celebration on Thursday, May 21, to honor and thank their loyal customer base.
Named after the time-honored “rickhouse” tradition, the area where whiskey and bourbon barrels are stored and aged, Rack House’s revamped menu draws influences from the nation’s most distinguished barbecue regions: Memphis, Kansas City, Texas and the Carolinas. In addition to serving up its crowd-pleasing smokehouse favorites, the team has developed a “Chicago-style barbecue,” a unique style of barbeque that incorporates hints of the restaurant’s signature whiskey-based flavors. The succulent Beer Can Chicken, a roasted half chicken au jus served alongside creamy garlic mashed potatoes and crisp asparagus, as well as the Bacon Wrapped Cajun Shrimp, topped with a sweet pineapple relish and zesty chipotle aioli, are also notable additions to the venue’s down home fare.