Alright, sit down, let’s have a little heart-to-heart. You know how you find a new place to eat, and for some unfathomable reason, every day you’ve got that tiny, nagging voice in the back of your head, whispering things like, “Oh, sure, another chicken caesar salad to add to the list of mediocre dining experiences.”
Yeah, we’ve all been there, haven’t we?
But then, out of nowhere, in all its blazing glory, comes Moxie’s Restaurant & Bar, hitting your skeptical taste buds with an impressive array of flavors that would make any food critic sit up from their stodgy newspaper.
Without further ado, let’s whet your appetite with some delectable dishes served from my visit to the Southlake, Texas location as part if its ‘restaurant row’.
Drinkie-Poos (sounds cute…like Southlake, don’ it?)
Moxie’s Happy Hour: For Those Who Know How to Start Their Evening Right
Get Your Bearings
Ever hear of a happy hour that leaves you feeling, well, decidedly less than happy? You know the kind – watered down drinks, or maybe just a few uninspiring domestic beers and a house wine that tastes suspiciously like grape juice. Yeah, let’s just say Moxie’s is doing happy hour a little differently, thank goodness.
Beer and Wine Selections
Hey, no judgment here if cocktails aren’t your thing. Moxie’s has a selection of beers and wines that’ll make you reconsider your life choices. From artisan ales that taste like liquid gold to wines that make you wish you knew more fancy wine words, they’ve got you covered. Moxie’s isn’t just about pushing boundaries; they’re also about giving the classics the respect they deserve.
The Good Old Fashioned – With a Twist
Meet the Bulleit Old Fashioned
Next up, the Bulleit Old Fashioned. Now, if you’re thinking, “An Old Fashioned? Really? How…old-fashioned,” then clearly you haven’t had Moxie’s version. It’s like the gentlemanly uncle who arrives at the family reunion with a full sleeve tattoo and a girlfriend half his age. Respectable, but with a wild side. Made with Bulleit bourbon, this isn’t your grandma’s Old Fashioned. Well, unless your grandma was a whiskey-loving rebel. In which case, cheers to grandma.
Not Just Another Moscow Mule
And then we have the Classic Mule. Picture this: You’re in a dimly lit bar, and someone orders a Moscow Mule. You think, “How boring. How predictable. How…classic?” But then, Moxie’s Classic Mule saunters onto the scene, served in a chilled copper mug, brimming with character and a kick that would make a mule blush. It’s a testament to how even a classic drink can be unforgettable when done right.
The Classic Margarita: A Fiesta in a Glass
Last but not least, let’s talk about the Classic Margarita. I know, I know – margaritas are a dime a dozen, right? Wrong. Not when Moxie’s is the one mixing them. Imagine your favorite beach vacation, the sun, the sand, the fun…and then put all that in a glass. That’s Moxie’s Classic Margarita for you. It’s a fiesta waiting to happen, and you’re the guest of honor.
The Dish Dossier: When Appetizers Steal the Show
The Guacamole That Will Make You Question All Other Guacamole
Alright, let’s get this straight. When it comes to guacamole, some of us have standards. I mean, who wants some pre-packaged, chemically green mush that bears as much resemblance to guacamole as I do to a supermodel? No, thank you. Enter Moxie’s Fresh Smashed Guacamole. This stuff is the real deal. It’s like that scene in a movie where the main character finally meets their one true love, and the world just fades away. Just you and your guacamole, in a universe of your own.
Keeping Marriages Alive, One Potsticker at a Time
Now, onto the Potstickers. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a potsticker enthusiast when I walked into Moxie’s. But, like a cunning seductress, Moxie’s potstickers lured me into their irresistible world. And, here’s the real kicker – even my wife, who could find fault in a rainbow, loves them. If that from moxie’s grill is not a ringing endorsement, I don’t know what is. So not only are these potstickers a symphony of flavor, they’re also an excellent tool for marital harmony. Well played, Moxie’s.
In summary, Moxie’s Restaurant & Bar has managed to transform the humble appetizer into something truly spectacular. Whether it’s guacamole that makes you forget about all other dips or potstickers that foster domestic bliss, Moxie’s has proven that it’s not just about the main course. So why not give these delightful starters a try? Just remember, you’ll need to save room for the next round. Trust me on this one.
On to the Main Stuff (for your Stomach)
French Dip: Not Your Average Sandwich
First up is the French Dip, which in my humble opinion, should really be rechristened the “Moxie’s Dip”. Imagine this: You take a French Dip, a tried-and-true classic, right? Then you look at the bread, and think, “Hey, you know what’s better than bread? Pretzels.”
That would be a bun my friends…
Now, if that’s not a Eureka moment, I don’t know what is. In a world where the humble pretzel is relegated to snack status, Moxie’s dares to dream bigger. Result? An explosion of flavors and textures that is sure to make you rethink everything you thought you knew about sandwiches. Go eat this thing, now.
Blackened Chicken Burger: Not For The Faint of Heart
Next, we’re onto the Blackened Chicken Burger. This isn’t a burger, folks, it’s a challenge. A blackened, juicy chicken breast, with just the right amount of spice. Oh, you then add some roasted garlic mayo, bacon and cheese. It’s the kind of burger that scoffs at your typical, pedestrian chicken sandwich. A Moxie’s Blackened Chicken Burger isn’t just a meal; it’s a rite of passage for the adventurous diner.
Chipotle Mango Chicken: A Fruitful Adventure
Finally, we have the Chipotle Mango Chicken. Yes, you read that right. Mango. Chicken. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Mango and chicken? Together? Isn’t that like putting ketchup on ice cream?” Well, dear reader, prepare to have your culinary world turned upside down. This sweet and spicy dish is like the odd couple that somehow just…works.
In short, Moxie’s Restaurant & Bar has taken conventional dishes and turned them into culinary triumphs. Whether it’s the genius use of pretzels and onions in a French Dip, the boldness of a Blackened Chicken Burger, or the daring combination of flavors in the Chipotle Mango Chicken, Moxie’s is the gastronomic playground you never knew you needed. So why not take your taste buds for a spin? Trust me, they’ll thank you.
Why You’ll Be Trading Your Spaghetti for Short Rib Bolognese
And then there’s the Short Rib Bolognese. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Bolognese? That’s just fancy spaghetti, right?” But you see, that’s where Moxie’s and their gastronomic wizardry come in. This isn’t just Bolognese, folks. This is Short Rib Bolognese.
A Classic Twist with Grana Padano and Garlic Ciabatta Baguette
And what’s Bolognese without some cheese? But not just any cheese. We’re talking Grana Padano, the kind of cheese that puts the “gra” in “grand”. This stuff is so good, it could make a shoe taste gourmet. But don’t worry, there’s no footwear in this dish – just succulent short rib, rich Bolognese, and that decadent Grana Padano.
But wait, there’s more. Let’s not forget the Garlic Ciabatta Baguette. Now, this isn’t just a side, it’s the supporting actor that steals the show. It’s the kind of bread that could make a gluten-free dieter break their vows. It’s the garlic bread you never knew you needed, until you had it at Moxie’s.
So, when it comes to the Short Rib Bolognese at Moxie’s, it’s not a question of whether you should try it. The question is: why haven’t you tried it already? But remember, just like every great adventure, leave some room for the unexpected. You’ll thank me later. Trust me on this one.
Why Are You Still Not Here?
Alright folks, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve salivated over the culinary rollercoaster that is Southlake’s Moxie’s Restaurant & Bar. We’ve relished the Bulleit Old Fashioned, and had a dance with the Classic Margarita.
We’ve been swept off our feet by Fresh Smashed Guacamole and played house with the Potstickers. And let’s not forget our torrid affairs with the French Dip, Blackened Chicken Burger, and Chipotle Mango Chicken, not to mention our delightful rendezvous with Short Rib Bolognese.
It’s been a whirlwind of flavors, and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for round two. So, pull up a chair, dig in, and let the good times roll. After all, who needs a silver spoon when you’ve got Moxie’s?