Carefully crafted, beautifully detailed, must-have items: Pretty much describes everything at the showrooms in the Dallas Design District, right?
But it’s also an accurate depiction of the food and drink at Meddlesome Moth, one of the longest-running restaurants in the area.
After a way-too-long hiatus, we input the address in our GPS system and made a return visit this past weekend with a group of friends. We can now more than safely declare that this place belongs on a list of all-time-great brunches in Dallas. It always has a lively crowd, top-notch food and a great selection of beer and cocktails.
As usual, we started off with a Tito’s Bloody Mary, which to our drunken delight comes with a beer chaser (and Meddlesome Moth has many brews from which to choose.)
The ever-changing menu features a rotating selection of creative dishes alongside a few never-leaving-the-menu favorites, chief of which is the Mother-Child Reunion (pictured above). Much like the version at sister restaurant Bird Cafe in Fort Worth, the dish features two perfectly poached eggs nestled on top of a juicy boneless fried chicken breast, which in turn rest atop grits and lush, green jalapeño gravy.
One special of the day, a shrimp po-boy Benedict, was one of the best brunch dishes we’ve ever had so we’ve begged them to add it to the permanent menu (and you should too if it’s not available when you visit).
Of the many dishes we tried, not a single one fell into our running dud list.
Because life—and brunch—are too short for anything less than superb.
Meddlesome Moth Weekend Brunch
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1621 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas
Photo credits: Main image (Shutterstock); Doughnut special (Steven Lindsey); Mother-Child Reunion (Meddlesome Moth)