Visiting Dallas anytime soon? Need a good place to find provisions? After making a hop, skip, and jump from NYC to TX, I am going divulge all of the foodie havens that I encountered while visiting the big D.
It was “cold” in Dallas the first day that I got there (‘cold’ meaning slightly chilly to us North Easternerners) so my party was in search of a place with warming beers and tasty plates. We found just what we were looking for at out-of-the-box Meddlesome Moth. This place shows Dallas what a real gastropub is. It has amazing small dishes and an astonishing 40 shiny silver spigots, each filled with a specifically sought-out beer. Bf, being a beer lover, found this place to be a second home. I have to admit, I was also quite willing to set up shop here after a few of their barley wines.
Upon approaching the entrance of Meddlesome Moth, we were greeted by a wickedly beautiful steel and glass sculpture of the ever-ominous Death’s Head Moth. A little reminiscent of The Silence of the Lambs, I half expected to see Hannibal Lector noshing on a salumi plate at the bar. It’s obvious that the staff carry a dark sense of humor about them, but they certainly take their food and brews seriously. All of the dishes on their menu have a suggested beer pairing, and they don’t mind telling you that this is the best way to ingest their fare. Check out this cheese and salumi plate:
Nibbling has never been so satisfying! Sweet (yeah, that’s caramel corn hiding behind the salumi), salty, tart, savory. All to be combined in one bite with the cheeses of your choice.
Beer lovers and newbies alike will be made comfortable at Meddlesome Moth. The staff is knowledgeable enough to accommodate a daunted palate, but those that prove themselves to be craft beer connoisseurs are rewarded. After ordering some great beers, a secret menu containing some rare and feisty suds (one brew is 32% ABV!) may be quietly slid across the table to you. VIP, baby!
Meddlesome Moth ❘ 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75207 ❘ 214.628.7900
NEXT STOP: Authentic Texas BBQ at Big Daddy’s