If you love beer—and I mean LOVE beer—you should get to The Meddlesome Moth as soon as it opens today at 4:00 p.m. Owner Shannon (Flying Fish, Flying Saucer) Wynne’s new joint is Dallas’ first true gastropub. “There are 40 top-notch beers on tap,” says Wynne. “If you’ve ever seen a beer in an advertisement, we don’t serve it. We don’t even have Guinness.”
Wynne has hired two certified cicerones (beer equivalent of sommelier) to assist Wynne’s partner Keith “Beer Guru” Schlabs run the extensive beer program which includes two cask-conditioned ales on tap at all times. The unfiltered, unpasteurized ale contains live yeast and is a richer tasting beer.
From what I hear, the interior of the Moth is a knockout. I got a quick look at the working menu last week and it’s an unusual, creative mix of salads, pot pies, four presentations of PEI mussels, meats on sticks, and rotating entrees. The chef is Chad Kelly, formerly of Oceanaire. Like Wynne, the service is atypical. “We don’t serve Dallas-style where all of your order comes at one time,” he says. “We bring them out as they come out of the kitchen and stagger the plates for sharing.” The Meddlesome Moth is located in Lower Oak Lawn near the Design District at the intersection of Hi Line and Oak Lawn. Call 214-628-7900 for reservations. Dinner only.
UPDATE: I forgot to post the menus.