My favorite stop on my Texas tour was Meddlesome Moth. Located in Dallas’s Trinity Design District, Meddlesome Moth is an interesting upscale, yet down to earth spot serving some damn good food. The dishes are packed with the finest ingredients, layers of flavor, and a farm to table feel. My brother, Jay raved about how on point their brunch menu was. See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 bites
Price: 4.5 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 4.5 out of 5 bites
Service: 5 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 4.5 out of 5 bites (amazing food, menu, atmosphere)
We started with a couple carafes of Blood Orange Mimosa’s: Sweet, yet tart. I really enjoy this compared to the classic Mimosa. They went down too easy! My mom indulged in a Bloody Mary: Nice and spicy, with a lot of flavor!
For the table:
Morning Buns: Drizzled with Texas Field honey glaze. Seriously? I’m usually not a sweet morning person, but these were delicious without being overly sweet. They were served still warm in a cast iron skillet and I couldn’t get enough.
French Toast Sandwich: Smoked pit ham, Maple Bacon, Tillamook Cheddar, runny egg, battered brioche, and sorghum cream. OMG! Our server said this was his favorite dish on the menu so I had to order it. It did not disappoint. It was a flavor bomb of sweet, salty, Cheesy, and smoky. The yolk from the egg added enough silky richness to balance the French toast. This was a fork and knife kind of sandwich. The fresh fruit was perfectly ripened and sweet.
My brother’s pick:
Maple Whiskey Donuts: Two freshly baked donuts topped with a homemade Whiskey maple glaze, bacon, fried egg, candied bits of goodness, and a raspberry for good measure all dusted with powdered sugar. This was the special for the day and I can see why. It was on point. It wasn’t overwhelming sweet like I’d thought it would be. The donuts were delicious and light-despite being a well known heavy dessert. The bacon was crispy, salty, and tasted best when the egg yolk dripped all over it.
Smoked Chicken Salad Croissant: Smoked chicken breast salad with cranberries and celery, piled onto a flaky, buttery croissant served with a mixed greens lightly tossed with a sherry vinaigrette, croutons, shaved Parmesan, and grapes. The chicken salad was creamy and light with the perfect blend of ingredients. That croissant though! So flaky and delicious. This was not your ordinary chicken salad sandwich. It was amped up and done right. A “gourmet” chicken salad sandwich, if you will.
Our server was awesome, stayed on top of our drinks and did his best to make sure we had a great experience. He gave us his recommendations and called me “Dear” which I loved. We got lucky and didn’t have to wait for a table at the busy brunch hour. The décor was that of an upscale, modern restaurant with crisp, white linens on every table, yet it had a casual feel. There were three huge stained glass windows showcasing three music legends (Chuck Berry, Elvis, and one of my favorites, Jerry Lee Lewis). Badass, right?! Hall & Oats was playing the whole time we were there which also made me very happy. If you get a chance to stop in, do it! You won’t be disappointed. Meddlesome Moth is just a cool place to be at.
My brother, Chuck Berry, Elvis, and Jerry Lee.