During my annual vacation on the Vineyard I happened upon this interesting restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Beetlebung. It had an appealing store front and an even cooler vibe once you entered the front door. While my companion and I were there for breakfast, my immediate thought was "this place must be hopping at night." Blue and white lights all in the right places against a back drop of gray metallic paint. It actually reminded me a bit of the niche bars in downtown Providence, Rhode Island where the hip mixologists flock to show off their skills.
The place was busy but we still had our choice of seats at a table or at the bar. I couldn't resist the bar with all those pretty lights so seats at the bar it was. I opted for a Mimosa and my companion, John, chose a Bloody Mary. They were delicious and a perfect way to start our adventure for today. We sipped and studied what proved to be a pretty brief menu......
My love chose eggs benedict of some description and I chose standard fair of eggs and sausage with potatoes. As our food arrived, disappointment set in. I like breakfast and if there is one thing I despise is when the chef alters my sausage. This was not your typical sausage, this was a homemade sausage patty and it was not what I was looking for or what I was expecting. I've made sausage in my kitchen and the flavor profile is quite savory and can overpower the delicate flavor of an egg. My pick would be to serve this type of sausage as a lunch entree with a side salad, not for breakfast. C'est la vie, live and learn. Perhaps it's more of a night spot to enjoy as I had NO complaints about the spirit starter! Yum!
This consumer gives Beetlebung:
A+ for decor and vibe
A+ for perfectly poured cocktails
B- for the funky sausage
Food is a personal experience. This was mine, take what you need and leave the rest and by all means go and have your own experience!!