Just the other day, I introduced my friend to a neat little place off on East Colonial. I was there a few days ago but I didn’t order any food since I was there primarily to meet up with people. This is a great place if you love beer, the choices are quite extensive. If you can’t decide on any one beer, Oblivion offers samplers so you can drink a bit of everything. They even offered ciders and a grape mead. Honestly, the back page of the menu had the most ciders I’ve ever seen listed! I was very surprised. I ended up ordering the Pinot Pyment Mead, I figure I would try something different this evening. My friend ordered the watermelon wheat beer. My first sip of the pyment mead was quite tasty but it soon got too sweet for me. I’ve had mead in the past, but never a pyment mead. I’m sure most people who enjoy Moscato would enjoy this mead. I ended switching drinks with my friend, for he found the watermelon wheat beer to be too fruity for him. Personally, I don’t drink much beer so this was a nice fruity beer that I could drink. It isn’t as sweet as Fruli but smelled quite lovely. They say the watermelon wheat beer is like as if someone dropped a jolly rancher in it.
The server was friendly and checked in on us to make sure we were doing alright. In fact, everyone I encountered was friendly. The interior had a reminiscent theme of a biker bar with skulls on the walls. There was definitely character there. The food took a little longer than I would have liked, although this was due to the oil in the fryer being changed. That’s fine by me, I prefer my food to be deep fried in new oil. I ordered the “Scotch Egg”, which was great tasting. As you can see, it’s a hard-boiled egg encased in sausage. I hadn’t heard of Branston pickle before but it worked well with the egg. It was very reminiscent of a chutney with the sweetness and chunky vegetables.
We also ordered the smoked wings. It had great flavor and the dressing was a house ranch. The dressing wasn’t any prepackaged stuff and the flavor was reminiscent of tzatziki sauce. There were a lot of interesting things on the menu but as it was getting late and my eyelids grew heavy. This is a great spot since they rotate their specials AND they’re open late. That’s always plus when you want something of higher quality than the typical late night food. I shall definitely return.
http://www.facebook.com/obliviontaproom (Their FB page is updated more frequently than their website.)