I took my boyfriend to Eats for his 25th birthday- yeah, his “quarter life crisis” as he calls it. What better way to ring in 25 than with beer and some bangin’ food? Can you think of anything better?… Me neither.
Eats Gastropub (EGP) is located in Oceanside, New York. I always walk through the back, and I have to be honest when I say I’ve never seen the front bar. However, there are two bars in the back, one in a cute little sunroom with tables, and one outside for summer festivities. I made a mental note this time around to go back in the summer. We sat in the sunroom this time and sipped on some sour drafts in the sunlight. It was niiiice.
The menu has some delicious and unique items. We got the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls and the Black Pearls to start. Black Pearls are their mussel specials that they change daily. This time around they were simmered with bacon, green and red peppers, and sundried tomatoes, served with some pita in a savory broth. The egg rolls were crispy and so cheesy. You can’t go wrong.
The menu has a whole section dedicated to “Phat Bastards” which are essentially triple+ decker sandwiches and burgers. They have meat stuffed between TWO grilled cheese sandwiches…
“Get in my belly.” Thanks fat bastard for the very non-ironic and fitting quote.
My boyfriend (let’s call him Ricky) got the Surf n’ Turf. It’s a double burger (meat ground on the premise) with BBQ shrimp with cheese fondue and a brioche bun. I don’t know why, but I didn’t expect his burger to be SO big. I’ll show you what I mean.
Now, if that’s not enough beautiful eye candy, lemme tell y’all about one of my favorite burgers. It’s called the Eat Burger and it is amazing. It has tomato jam, bacon jam, white cheddar, cheese fondue, and crispy onions all served up on a beautiful pretzel roll. Are you drooling yet? I am. The cheese makes it incredibly savory to taste, with the jam creating a salty and acidic balance. The onions add some texture and the meat was perfectly as close to rare as they could make it without killing me. I tend to live life on the edge.