Review by Jay Costigan – Special contributor to Fork in the Rhode
Due to limited time, planning and a desire for a beer, I luckily found myself at the 1150 Oak Bar & Grill Wednesday evening. Being familiar with the group that formerly owned and operated the Rock Junction in Coventry, I assumed the quality of the food would stand the test of relocation.
1150 OB&G maintains a respectable beer selection of about 12 on tap, as well as some varied bottle choices. I ordered my “go-to” Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA to help me think better as I perused their pub menu.
When narrowing down my burger selection to two, I made the only rational decision a foodie could make – by ordering them both! It made complete sense because why deprivation is not in my DNA. The first selection was the Oak Burger; a perfectly prepared medium, well seasoned ground beef burger with bacon, Cajun mayo, onion rings and jack cheese. The other was their 50/50 Burger which combined ground beef and chorizo with red peppers and jalapeño mayo. The Portuguese gods were smiling down on me with this one! Both burgers were full flavored, juicy and grilled to the correct temperature. It is surprising that the issue of internal temperature presents such a challenge to many chefs/cooks, but I’m happy to report that 1150 OB&G got it right!
All burgers are accompanied with a choice of fries or onion rings. Notably, the fries were freshly cut Idaho potatoes and well seasoned. The onion rings were even better; fried crispy, not greasy and tasty.
1150 Oak Bar & Grill has become my “go-to” place for affordable, quick and well prepared dinner on those crazy Wednesday nights that I play chauffer to my kids while shuffling them through the city of Cranston.
Oh, did I also mention that they book some pretty solid music acts? Check this venue out and bring friends!
1150 Oak Bar & Grill |1150 Oak lawn Ave|Cranston, Rhode Island|(401) 654-4466