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I tell people about this place all the time yet I hadn’t been here in awhile. It’s been more than half a year since wrote my first post about Oblivion. After a thrilling game of bowling, I had a hankering for some good drinks and good food. Well, Oblivion doesn’t disappoint. What I said the first time about Oblivion still stands true. I had great service and the food was very good.
Cider lovers, you will not be disappointed! (And all the other beer folks too, of course.) The cider list here is quite extensive. I ordered the Oliver Beanblossom Hard Peach Cider. I’ve had a few different flavors before and they’re all very tasty. You’d be surprised to find out that it’s 8% ABV.
Soooo hungry but I really had a hard time deciding what to get. It all sounded tasty but the pork rinds keep jumping out at me. Fine, I’m going for it, the Pork Lovers Pigout. Pork rinds with jalapeño cheese sauce, jalapeños and pulled pork on top. I was really digging the pork rinds, jalapeños and the cheese sauce. Crispy, salty, spicy, yum! The pulled pork? Not so much. I know it’s the Pork Lovers Pigout but it was too much pork for me. Or rather, the pulled pork wasn’t doing much for me. Perhaps if the meat was smoked or had a different type of sauce to accent it more? I didn’t use much of the salsa but the cumin-lime sour cream was good. This was pretty much a pork rind play on nachos. Timing is the essence with this dish since the pork rinds started to get soggy from the cheese. Some of the pork rinds were so large, I was so glad there was a napkin dispenser. Messy might have been an understatement with me. Overall, I’d order this again sans pulled pork.
I also ordered the “You’re My Boy Bleu” burger. This burger was really good. Not greasy, good portion and on a brioche bun. Pretty minimalistic, just a seasoned beef patty with lettuce, tomato and smoked bleu cheese. The tater tots were also super tasty. When you order a sandwich/burger, you pick your side and then you pick your seasoning. I selected the tater tots with the Hawaiian Raw Garlic seasoning. I was curious what made it Hawaiian but apparently, it’s just raw garlic seasoning. It just happens to be that Hawaiians like raw garlic a lot. Well, that’s good to know because I thought the “Hawaiian” was going to indicate some sort of sweet flavoring. I thought the tots were really good although I didn’t get that strong raw garlic flavor. There was some cheese sauce left from my “Pork Lovers Pigout” which went fantastic with the tots.
As a random piece of info, Oblivion does have free wifi. I ran a speed test (out of curiosity) and got a download speed of 6,377 kbps. Nice!
All in all, this is a great spot for the beer lovers and the adventurous eaters. Be forewarned, you’ll leave here a happy glutton.
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Frank and Steins seems to be more enjoyable every time I come here. I can honestly say that the first time I came here, I didn’t think much of it. Service was average to poor and the food took awhile. Well, it’s Friday night and I think I’m going to see what’s going on Downtown. Might as well grab a bite to get my night started! It’s pretty crowded, as expected but I found a spot at the bar. I’m not a big beer drinker so I get a cider. Don’t you beer snobs give me any grief! I selected the Crispin Cider, quite tasty.
Time for a different dog. You know, it’d be pretty fun if they had a hot dog punch card. Like one of those ‘wall of beer” cards? Yeah, I would totally take the challenge. Not in one sitting of course, that’d be a horrible morning. Moving on… The menu never changes here but there are plenty of options and you can always customize your dog. I selected the OFD. It’s got a “Spicy polish Vienna dog with chili, nacho cheese, fresh jalapenos, and crispy fried onions.” I’m sold! Spicy chili cheese dog? YES! Might as well get some Jalapeno kettle cooked chips to round out my spicy experience.
Warning, this is a messy dog but you’ll surely enjoy it. Great flavor, honestly I wouldn’t add anything else to it. I guess I might have to make it a personal challenge to myself to try all the Signature Franks.