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Dallas' Meddlesome Moth ties for 'Best Beer Place in 2012'

Posted 1:07pm on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

As previously reported by Pegasus News and D Magazine, Dallas' Meddlesome Moth was recently named -- in a tie -- one of the Best Beer Places of 2012.

Who says? Stephen Beaumont, author of Tthe World Atlas of Beer, on his Blogging at World of Beer ... blog. The Moth tied with Bir & Fud in Rome.

Beaumont, who says he traveled 70,000 miles in 2012 on his beer quest (nice work if you can get it) mentions the Moth's kinship with The Flying Saucer (it also has a connection with Fort Worth's excellent Rodeo Goat), then adds:

"The Moth is a creature of a decidedly different sort, with 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." (Don't let "formal" scare you -- this is a place with stained-glass windows depicting Elvis, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, the holy trinity of '50s rock 'n' roll.)

"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. [Beaumont's kinda backhanded about his compliments, isn't he?] Kudos to Moth navigator Keith Schlabs, Chef David McMillan and the whole Dallas crew on a job very well done."

Here's a good reason to check out the Moth: On Jan. 16, it will have a premiere event for Dallas' Community Beer Company, featuring former Fort Worth brewer Jamie Fulton. If you have to wait till the weekend, it's a good nightspot, but I also recommend the Moth's brunch (scroll down).

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