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Rack Shack BBQ and “The Hobo”


Locations: 2925 Cliff Rd E Burnsville, MN 55337 | 1731 South Robert StWest St Paul, MN 55118

For those who still don’t know, legitimate BBQ really does exist in the Twin Cities.  After finally hearing about the Rack Shack, we figured why not give it a try. After living in Kansas CIty for a few years and moving back to the TC area, I have struggled to get my fix for something nearly as good, and I only had hopes that this would be the cure.

This monstrous food item above is known as the Hobo. The Hobo is pretty much every side thrown together over a big ass baked potato, making up over 2lbs of BBQ greatness. This dish is insane: with a potato as its base, then soaked in a buttery sauce topped with cheesy corn, creamy jalapeño macaroni, tender pork, beef brisket, bacon blue cheese cole slaw and drizzled in cheddar cheese (and an side of cornbread). Weeew, that was a lot to say, but way more to digest.

Every ingredient added to the Hobo was right on point. Both the brisket and pork were tender and smoked to perfection to accommodate the behemoth of a potato buried beneath. Anyways. . . this place is the real deal, and I really can’t wait to try the next dish.


Windy City Rib-Fest Happening This Fourth of July Weekend


The Fourth of July is reason enough to go out and celebrate, but Chicagoans have a few extra reasons for going out this year. The Cubs and the White Sox are both in town this weekend, The Grateful Dead will be at Soldier Field Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night, and Windy City RibFest will be happening in Uptown at the Lawrence and Broadway intersection. RibFest will be open from 12pm-10pm Friday and Saturday, and 12pm-9pm on Sunday, and will feature some of the finest rib vendors around, including Aussom Aussie Australian BBQ, BBQ King Smokehouse, Chicago BBQ Company, and Porky Chicks BBQ. Music and festivities, including several local music acts and arts & crafts activities, will be available as well. There is a recommended donation amount of $5. Enjoy the weekend!

Create Karma Pop Up Shop

Create Karma

Location: 2935 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis
When: Friday, June 13th

The good guys from Create Karma will be hosting a BBQ/Pop Up Shop tonight in Uptown. You’ll be able to kick it with good people and take a look at some of Create Karma’s growing collection of merch. Hot Dogs and a few other things will be provided, but if you’re really hungry you should consider bringing your own meat to grill. This should definitely be a good time, word on the street is a video shoot could be in the works as well.



Location: 1657 N Sawyer Avenue, Chicago
When: Saturday, May 17th // 1PM-6PM

The Legion of Dudez will be holding a barbecue today and you’re invited. Hosted by Mold, food will be served between 2pm and 4pm and you can bet you’ll hear some good music. Entry is $5 and it also includes drinks to wash down all the BBQ. What else do you need for your Saturday pre-game?