Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle discs to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of big 'o' burgers, sandwiches, and other classic pub grub at Oasis Lounge, located on Maple Street.
Oasis Lounge's menu is small, but it packs a meaty punch of burgers and classic appetizers, salads, and sandwiches. Oasis's hamburger ($5.50) and cheeseburger ($5.75) are nine ounces of lean beef seasoned with secret spices and slathered with ketchup, mustard, onion, lettuce, and pickle. Tasty finger foods such as steak fingers ($5.75) and nachos supreme ($6.25) make vibrant, ephemeral centerpieces, while golden-fried goodies such as okra ($4.25), mushrooms ($4.50), and onion rings ($4.25) can be juggled by a deft tongue. Or, if you're planning a trip to see the state bird sing the state song from the state tree, fill your tank in advance with a hearty corn dog ($3.75), Reuben ($5.75), or turkey sandwich ($5.75).
Oasis Lounge is by no means a ritzy palace; it's proud to be a down-to-earth neighborhood spot for tasty bar bites and drinks. You can steal your daddy's cue and make a living out of playing pool at the pool tables, or just nestle up to the bar for good conversations about the time you stole your dad's cue and won lots of money as a pool shark.
Oasis Lounge will be a smoke-free restaurant starting July 1, 2010.
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.