Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle disks to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of burgers, sandwiches, and other classic pub fare at Oasis Lounge.
Oasis Lounge's spatula-wielding grill chefs pack a mirage lagoon's worth of juicy flavor into each dish on the succinct menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and kid-friendly finger foods. Nine ounces of lean beef roll in secret spices before shaping up into thick patties and donning condiment and veggie accouterments as the Oasis's hamburger ($5.75). One-handed eats such as steak fingers ($6) and golden-fried okra ($4.50) make ideal multitasking munchies, allowing diners to try their hands, or lose their shirts, at the lounge's billiard tables, while keeping bellies full and mouths occupied. Hearty Reuben ($6) and chicken sandwiches ($5.75-$6) effortlessly nestle into picnic baskets for trips to the state park to watch anthropomorphized bears scheme after lunch scraps.
Inside the kitchen at Oasis Lounge, cooks build the foundation of their signature Big 'O' burgers by forming lean-cut meat into 9-ounce patties and tossing them onto the grill with slices of pepper jack, swiss, and cheddar cheese bubbling on top. The aroma of special seasonings wafting from the grill mingles with the sound of pickles bubbling to a golden brown in the fryer alongside beer-battered fish and fresh-cut fries. Behind the full bar, bartenders mix libations and pour pints of cold beer for patrons splitting philly chicken nachos, playing pinball, or re-enacting lunch.