There's a fork in the road at Old Forge Road. Take a right, and you can drive into the parking lot at Safehouse, a fine dining restaurant that we have enjoyed on occasion. Turn left and there is the parking lot for The
There’s a fork in the road at Old Forge Road. Take a right, and you can drive into the parking lot at Safehouse, a fine dining restaurant that we have enjoyed on occasion.
Turn left and there is the parking lot for The Trap, which is actually the second floor of Safehouse.
The Trap has been a popular informal gathering spot, busy at all times of the day and night, featuring live music, a large room and bar, and outside dining on the porch and patio, where they even welcome dogs.
The Trap is a favorite of my brother-in-law, who claims they have the best burgers in Rhode Island.
Pub fare includes the usual burgers, pizza, chicken wings, soups, salads and appetizers, in addition to a variety of pasta, seafood, chicken and beef dinners at pub prices.
The couple next to us ordered a pizza that looked like it had the entire vegetable farm on it.
We were drawn to a box at the bottom of the menu that featured three Grilled Cheese Traps, sandwiches made on grilled focaccia bread.
While the grilled cheese didn’t attract us, the ingredients did. We skipped the portobello mushroom one and focused on the other two.
I’m a big fan of short ribs, and will order them anytime I see them on a dinner menu. But I have never had them in a sandwich.
For only $12, the focaccia bread was stuffed with as much tender, juicy short ribs as you would find on an expensive dinner menu. Add some caramelized onions, fontina cheese and horseradish aioli, and you have a sandwich made in heaven.
Joyce chose the green apple, fig and prosciutto with a balsamic reduction ($11) and was most pleased.
Loads of sweet potato fries accompanied my sandwich, while Joyce enjoyed garlic potato chips and a pickle.
Unlike the quiet atmosphere of Safehouse, The Trap is hopping, especially when a band is playing. We sat in a corner and enjoyed watching the younger crowd.
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