On Saturday, for our date-a-versary, Ains and I went to a new-to-me dinner spot— MUA. Which to me sounds like a kissing sound.  The inside is like a hip loft meets bustling restaurant and it seemed very able to accommodate large parties. Which is something to remember should I need a restaurant for a large party in the future.

We started with cocktails and Chili Lime Fried Calamari. Which basically were just calamari but the aioli was great. My Strawberry Ginger Lemonade cocktail was a little bit like alcohol for a child because it was so sweet but not in a bad way.

Next came their Mac and Cheese which is totally a misnomer because its vegan. They somehow convert butternut squash into a cheese substitute. Delish! We also had a Caesar Salad, which was your typical Caesar Salad (But I wanted a little something green which is how it ended up on the table).

By this point we had switched to a Sancerre from the Loire Valley. It was crisp and subtle with some apple/pear tones.

The main we shared was a Blackened Catfish over dirty rice. Which is a horrible name for any food. The dirty part that is. But the fish was great.

For dessert we shared a brownie with house-made caramel ice cream. It was really good but even Ains thought that Salted Caramel Ice Cream that I made from scratch in July was better.

Our waiter was nice enough, helpful enough and had just the right amount of sass. He lost a few points for calling us “Ladies” and no one gets away with calling my boyfriend a Lady without some point sufferage.

Overall, MUA gets a thumbs up. Its nicely adaptable in that it’s cute for a date but, as I mentioned, there were several parties of 10, 15, 20 people as well. Check it out!


About fairymere

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One Response to SWAK

  1. lisa says:

    what a fun date and yummy sounding dinner shish! you have a witty writing style that’s clear and succinct! fun fun fun!!! xoxox, lisa

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