^ First of all, I love the taps - no clutter of branded pulls, they are uniform. But the handwritten chalkboard descriptions add a clever and personal touch.
The most stunning element of the room took a second glance to register:
^ Yes, these are the original (restored) stained glass windows from the stage of "The Supreme Court of Rock & Roll" - Dallas' first outpost of the Hard Rock Cafe.
Opened in 1986, our original branch of that eventually tired concept was once one of the most stunning in the country.
^ A nice touch, and very Shannon.
^ My buddy Scott chatting up Moth chef Chad Kelley as we discuss plans to assault the menu for the next post; ^ Meanwhile... there's pie!
The menu gets me twitching with phrases like:
Shin of Beef - Vanilla Porter, Brie, Walnuts
Point Judith Squid - Braised Oxtail and Parsnip Purée
Veal Sweetbreads - Oyster Mushrooms, Bacon Jam
Five Spice Pork Belly - Pickled Carrot and Black Strap Glacé
Bone Marrow - Salsa Verde and Crispy Capers
Fried Hominy - Cayenne with Lime
Cajun Boudin Blanc - Buttered Leeks
Moth Balls - a nod to The Spotted Pig
(There's also, like, normal stuff for the less... adventurous.)
^ As it was opening weekend and the throngs had yet to descend, Lon passed me the iPhone remote and I did the mix for awhile as we sampled the wares - including the exceptional Westmalle Trappist Ale.
^ A little Beer porn. ...then...
^ Lon's 'green' restrooms feature Dyson Airblades, among other amenities.
^ The sweet patio.
Next up: a post on the food - it better match up to the space, Chad! Love this place so far. Stay tuned.