We're right in the middle of summer and with the much warmer temperatures outside this year, it's an absolute boon to find a spot in Red Bank to have some good beer and some good food outside. Although I'd already been to Red Rock back in January/February as chronicled by this earlier review, I haven't really stopped going since. The menu is ever changing and with Kane's Head High and Carton's BOAT consistently on tap, it makes it a no-brainer to sit outside and have some great specials along with some wonderful brews. As per the usual, Kiersten took care of the bar and food orders with top-notch service.
The first item were the bacon cheeseburger lollipops. Although only 3 are pictured, the order does come with 6. The lollipops have a risotto base for the outside that holds the inside together. Nice chunks of bacon, burger, and cheese are filled throughout. It comes with a side of house coleslaw and some spicy pickles. These are the same pickles used in the Cuban sandwich from my earlier review - fantastic! The bacon cheeseburger lollipops themselves are well worth the ordering and even sharing.
Short rib tacos are phenomenal at Red Rock. I already loved the short rib used in the actual sandwich, so the tacos almost seemed like a slam dunk of a decision. Chock full of the short rib meat and topped with some crumbled cheese, lettuce and a pico de gallo, you can enjoy these by yourself or share with someone as well.
Over the course of these past few months, I've had these two great food items and then some. The specials are consistently updated and I've had such a thing as a hot dog with chilli wrapped in a tortilla that's much more amazing than it sounds written on paper. The jerk baby back ribs are also amazing, but buyer beware - these are some of the spiciest and hottest ribs I've had in recent memory. As we come closer to Red Rock's first year, I'm glad at all the progress this establishment has made since opening and I hope it becomes a permanent pillar within Red Bank eateries. Salud!