THANK YOU MR. F for the FABULOUS DINNER!!!
It’s not every day that you get an email from your friend’s dad asking you to go to dinner. So when I got the email from Mr. F that asked if I would accompany he and his work friend to dinner and follow up with a blog, there was no way I was turning this down….I knew it would be 1 of 2 things: 1—it would make a great blog, with moments of uncomfortable silence between me and the friend, or 2—It would be a great story to tell stranger and I’s children of how we met. It was the former. I kind of have a boyfriend(s).**
So, we (I) chose Meddlesome Moth. For two reasons: 1) it is less than 3 blocks from where I work, so it would be easily navigable after a pre-dinner cocktail, and 2) because I’ve been a few times and wanted to order everything on the menu, but hadn’t had the opportunity.
I met Claire there before the old folks arrived, and we had a few glasses of wine. MM is known for their beer, but this blog makes it pretty obvious that I’m a lady, so we all know that beer would be a no-go for me at dinner. (Beer at any other time of the day, after 8:30 am is acceptable, especially accompanied by Cheetos or a Kitkat).
Once Mr. F and the wifey got there, we sat down and waited for my surprise suitor. I was about to meet my mysterious match, oh the anticipation. Much to my chagrin, mystery guest/bday boy J brought his fiancé, L . WHAT-E-VER, there went my fat fairytale. Then came the best part, I heard the three magic words that every woman (girl) wants to hear: “ORDER ANYTHING, CAROLINE.” Hot damn, I was excited.
MM’s menu is basically a ton of apps, and a few plates that are for ordering solo. I am not down with people who don’t share, so I ordered mostly “shared plates”, consisting of the following: “The Hungry Farmer” (which would be my WWF Raw Wrestling name, and here is a cheese and meat plate), Stick Meats (meat on a stick, yummy what’s not to like?), Fried Hominy, Shrimp and Grits, baked brie, steak frites, zucchini chips, and a rabbit pot pie. So basically, I ordered low carb, low fat, low taste goodies. Psyche, this shiz was delicious and way too much (although we ate it all).
The whole dinner wasn’t awkward at all, in fact, I made some good foodie friends and got a lil tipsy while enjoying delicious food (oh, it was free also. Food ALWAYS tastes better when someone else is paying for it). I am accepting applications for people who would like to take me to dinner who aren’t related to me or dating me.
**I am not a monogamist. I have several boyfriends, though only one of my male loves is human. I also love flaming hot cheetos, cheese and crocatini crackers with salami, and any type of smoked or red meats (ahem, Christmas presents idiots).
Meddlesome Moth is on Oak Lawn, and I definitely want to try their brunch! I would give this 5/5 Chins... definitely go after work and stay until dinner!