Two great worlds come together in Oak Bluffs, The Food Truck and Offshore Ale. Chef Josh Aronie is now the chef at Offshore, and as you can imagine, he has made changes to the menu, which add some new dishes to the Martha’s Vineyard dining out scene. However, the most exciting addition is Food Truck Wednesdays.
The Food Truck has a cult like following, from the falafel to the FT (Food Truck) Burger, to those oh so delicious, addictive Lemon Rosemary Fries. Now you can get all the classics at Offshore Ale. Food Truck food with Offshore Ale beer — the combination is magical.
Part of the charm of the experience is that the kitchen is “transformed” into The Food Truck with a large Food Truck cardboard cutout. It’s kitchy and fun, and those of us who frequented The Food Truck will be amused.
The FT Burger is so good. With a big juicy burger with 1,000 Island dressing, pickles, cheddar cheese on a brioche roll. Yum! It’s so delicious. I am also a big fan of the Chicken Sandwich with applewood smoke bacon, tomato, mayo, and pickles on a roll.
And the best part is, those Food Truck fries which still come in a paper bag. Not only was I excited for these items accompanied by a delicious Hop Goddess, but my kids were really happy to have The Food Truck too. If The Food Truck is not what you’re looking for that night, not to worry, the regular menu is still available.
It’s wonderful seeing Josh in the kitchen. He creates amazing food, and he will have more of an impact on Offshore’s menu as he gets to know the kitchen and customers more. There are already a couple changes, like the addition of the Power Bowl Salad, which has all sorts of good stuff – mixed greens, spinach, mixed beans, eggs, whole wheat couscous, beets, and a housemade mustard vinaigrette.
Another new thing is that you can now get American Cheese on burgers at the restaurant, which is a big deal for a lot of burger fans.
The Food Truck truck will be spotted at various Island events over the Summer, including First Fridays in Vineyard Haven, and the Martha’s Vineyard Community Horse Center’s Magic at Misty in June.
Don’t forget that Offshore Ale now offers cocktails made with carefully selected small craft spirits. After 20 years, guests can order signature cocktails like the Blue Mule, Triple Eight Blueberry Vodka (Nantucket), ginger beer, and fresh lime (my favorite) or a good ole Cape Codder or Dark & Stormy. Stay tuned for more exciting changes at Offshore Ale.
Author’s Note: The Food Truck is no longer in Menemsha. However, The Food Truck at the Airport Business Park will be open for the Summer.