I’ve been thinking about the food at Meddlesome Moth ever since we visited last weekend. I’m not quite sure what to say. It’s a little boring? The presentation is lacking? I guess the place itself is such a great venue that it’s really begging for better food. The service was perfect. Not too pushy. Exactly as attentive as I needed. It’s obviously well managed. There are about a million beers on tap. The beer list is fascinating actually. But, the food…
Shrimp and grits with jalapeno gravy. I love shrimp and grits. This dish was not what I think of when I think shrimp and grits. Grits didn’t have much flavor. Gravy was barely lifted up by the jalapeno, basically just a cream gravy. The shrimp may have been marinated because they tasted a little different than straight up shrimp. But, overall, it was not very flavorful at all. I was craving some garlic, onion or bacon or something. And look at it. Very monochromatic. Did I hate it? No. But, I was underwhelmed.
Hub had the fish and chips. Again, the presentation isn’t on the mark. The potatoes were limp and a little oily. The flavor of the fish was fine and I think the housemade tartar sauce was actually very good with nice herb note.
If we were served this food at a dive, I would be impressed. But, this is no dive. Far from it. This was our first visit. Perhaps the burgers, salads or sandwiches are better. I want to try one of the beer flights they have available. On this visit the thing I was most impressed with was the coffee.
I’ll get back to you if the story changes.