After meeting with a friend and enjoying a cocktail on the patio of one of the local establishments, Kristin and I were experiencing a fierce hunger. We were using Google on our phones, looking at menus, and trying to figure what we want to do when we noticed there was a restaurant no more than a 5-minute walk from our car! The proximity of the restaurant was the sole factor that determined where we are heading, and boy am I thankful we were in a mood to work as little as possible (aka lazy) for some grub.
We walk into The Grange and there are a handful of people sitting at the bar but not many others in sight. That threw us a bit, so we didn’t know what to expect. The server sat us at a table and informed us that dinner didn’t start for 35 minutes, but if we like we could look at the bar menu. Somewhat disheartened, we asked for the bar menus because we didn’t want to wait 30 or more minutes.
On the menu there were a handful of items, and on them two phrases stood out to me because I have had them at previous restaurants and found them delicious; those were “gochujang” and “Korean BBQ tacos.” We actually had Korean BBQ tacos a few nights before at Garden Grille, so we ordered the tacos and a carrot dog.
I take one bite into the carrot dog, and my mouth explodes with flavor. I immediately exclaim that it’s the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten. My mind was blown. Halfway through I finally realized that “carrot dog” actually meant a carrot took the place of what is traditionally a hot dog; it tasted nothing like carrots! The sandwich was incredible, and when we take a road trip up that way again we will stop off in Providence for another round at the carrot dog, for sure.
Admittedly I didn’t try the Korean BBQ tacos because I was entranced with the carrot dog, but Kristin finished them off fully satisfied. The food was so satisfying that despite being full, we stayed around and ordered off the dinner menu. That post will be coming around the corner because I believe this “bar food” experience deserved its own blog post.
- Carrot Dog – Glad I had them and wish I could transport myself to Providence to try one right now (in fact, we have created our own carrot dog on two occasions since our visit)
- Korean BBQ Tacos – Kristin is glad she had some, and she wishes there was a plate sitting in front of her right now, and I promise next time we are in Providence I will try them.
Stay tuned for my post about our experience eating off of the “night menu.”