Monday, January 7, 2013
Meddlesome Moth in Dallas’ Design District named best in the world
It gets top marks in a tie with a football pub in Rome.
Dallas isn't known for being a craft beer Mecca, says author, blogger, and hophead Stephen Beaumont, but it's home to one of the world's best beer places of 2012. The Meddlesome Moth in Dallas was given the honored distinction on Beaumont's blog, World of Beer, in a tie with Bir & Fud in Rome, Italy.
Cheers to that!
Beaumont is the co-author of The World Atlas of Beer and makes his career traveling the world, sipping spirits and suds. He declared 2013 "the year of beer," which may very well be true across the globe but is certainly true in Dallas, despite Beaumont's perceived dearth of craft breweries in Dallas. Much has changed since early 2012, including more than a half-dozen breweries in the North Texas area that really got cookin'.
The writer says of the Moth:
"... [The Moth has] a more formal but still casual aesthetic, a fine list of beer offerings on tap and in the bottle, and a creative menu that veers from basic sandwiches in the afternoon to steak frites and other brasserie favourites at night, each listed with a recommended beer pairing.
"Other places do the same, of course, and some execute it with equal or even greater success. But the Moth does it in Dallas, not exactly a long-standing craft beer Mecca, and does it with grace, style – quirky though it may be – and taste. In three meals enjoyed thus far, I’ve yet to sample anything I would consider even mediocre, much less sub-par, and the beer list is always as carefully selected and stylistically diverse as its Texas location allows it to be. Kudos to Moth navigator Keith Schlabs, Chef David McMillan and the whole Dallas crew on a job very well done."
The Moth serves 40 beers, almost all of which are craft beers. This winter, their specialty is stouts, though when we asked GM Wesley Helms to pick his favorite beer, he said, "By the time I tell you the best we have, it'll be gone."
He called Beaumont a very well-respected beer drinker. "We didn't expect [the accolade], but we're certainly flattered," Helms said.
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