Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Restaurant Wednesday: Small Plates and Strong Drinks at Mojo Tapas Restaurant and Bar

Stessie and I at Mojo

As much as I love St. Louis and discovering new places and things to do, I also have a habit of staying in Soulard for week night dinner and drinks. But, when a place describes itself as “Sexy, Magic, Food” and THE BEST BOSS EVER* gives you a Groupon to said place, I knew I had to get myself to South Grand and Mojo Tapas Restaurant and Bar pronto!

St. Louis is made up of seventy-nine different neighborhoods with flavors and savors as diverse as the residents who reside within them. Mojo is located in the eclectic and ethnically rich neighborhood of Tower Grove South. Known for having a “flavor all its own,” Tower Grove South offers visitors a wide variety of culinary options from Afghani to Vietnamese to Lebanese and everything in between. Located just south of the sprawling Tower Grove Park, South Grand is home to a vibrant and active international community.

With its unpretentious and uncluttered interior, flowing water fixture and touches of red accents, Mojo fits right in with its South Grand neighbors. Once we perused the drink menu, we began our evening with two freshly squeezed Lemon Basil Mojitos and then studied our dinner menu. 

Chef Eric Erhard, formerly of Annie Gunn's and Boogaloo, brings to Mojo a contemporary selection of soups, salads, and tapas. We decided on the Shredded Chicken Tacos, Veal Meatballs, Spinach Feta Spanakopita, and Sautéed Garlic Chili Shrimp served over “Sexy” Grits. Everything we tried was flavorful and filling and down-right delicious.   

Need to put a little magic back into dinnertime? Get to Mojo Tapas pronto!

Friend Mojo on Facebook or view their menu and wine list on their website.

*And I’m not just saying that because she reads this blog. No, nu-uh.

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