Mouth-Watering

Last week, I wrote|http://prwdot.org/archives/002634.html about visiting the Slice of Life restaurant in Oak Bluffs. Now I’d like to expound on my experience there.

The Slice of Life is an offshoot of the Sweet Life Cafe|http://www.sweetlifemv.com/, and is located just across the street from its more expensive counterpart on Circuit Ave. There is a cafe counter where you can order baked goods and sandwiches for take-out, and there is also a fairly small selection of inside seating. We were able to get seats in the front of the restaurant right at street level. Very good for people-watching on Circuit Ave.

The Slice of Life menu includes soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Most items are priced at $8-$15. I ordered a burger with bacon and cheddar, and a side of fries. It was good.

Wait, let me rephrase that.

My burger started out with a ‘rustic’ bun – a hearty, country-style bread with a very thick, porous crust. It was crusty and delicious. Upon this bun rested what was surely about a half pound of black angus ground steak, cooked to order at medium well. This was topped with a slice of tangy cheddar cheese and two thick strips of fresh, juicy bacon. Finally, there were some fresh cut pickles, a thick slice of ripe tomato, and some mixed greens. All of these combined to deliver a burger taste like none other.

And then there were the french fries. Ohhhhh, there were the french fries. Every person at the table sampled them, and all would agree they were the best fries in the world. They were hot, crispy, and light, sprinkled with sea salt, and oh so delicious. Just thinking about the fries makes me salivate. Surely such things are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (apologies to Mr. Franklin).

The ingredients in the food overall were extremely fresh, of the highest quality, and very well prepared. None of the food was even a bit greasy, soggy, stale, or otherwise bad tasting. Each bite left a delightful taste in my mouth, and even afterwards, the food sat extremely well in my stomach. I truly felt as though I had eaten a delicious, wonderful, nourishing meal. I felt full, but not the bad kind of full where your stomach cramps up and you groan about eating too much. It was a good, happy full.

The burger itself was about $8, the bacon $2 extra, the cheese $1 extra, and the fries $2.25 extra. All told, it was $13.25. Let me tell you, it was worth every penny – even if my parents hadn’t footed the bill (thanks Mom and Dad!). Seriously. I think this will be our new favorite place to eat on the Vineyard – it’s much easier to get to than Espresso Love, and definitely worth the money you pay for it.

P.S. If any of the other meal attendees feel like reviewing their experience at Slice of Life, please feel free to do so in the comments of this entry. 🙂

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