Located in a historic home with plenty of patio space, Mooonshine is a great place for brunch and to hang out with friends. They serve contemporary comfort food with various options such as green chile macaroni and the grilled catfish with crawfish. Most dishes are in the $10-$20 range.
Crispy Calamari // Corn meal Crusted + Mustard Cocktail
Blackened Catfish// Crawfish tails, hot sauce, pecan meunicère
Green Chile Macaroni // Grilled Chicken, Bacon Grain, + Corn Bisque
Turkey Press Sandwich// House-smoked turkey breast, boursin, cranberry-pecan spread, etc.
Who can say No to Cheap Tex-mex food? They serve dishes such as quesedillas, tacos, enchilada, and much more! I opt for the Stuffed Avocado with Spiced Chicken- comes with Rice + Beans ( replaced beans with mushrooms). This was delicious! It has the texture/consistency of crab cake which I love. $13.50. Most dishes are easily under $20.
A great place to relax after dinner and before hitting up 6th street’s chaotic nightlife! They serve coffee, cocktails, and more. Ordered the tableside s’mores and the Coconut Rooibos Tea. The s’more was plenty for 6 people and the tea was refreshing and warming! If the nightlife is not your scene, this place opens until 2 am!
Before heading back home, I had to go to East Side King. They serve Asian-fusion food and serve until late. I discovered the food truck awhile back and have been craving it ever since! My top picks are the thai chicken kara-agé, beet home fries, brussels sprout salad, and the fried kim chi! This is my first time trying the brick + mortar! I absolutely love the fact that they have the “classic bento” option which include liberty rice, thai chicken kara-agé, poor qui’s bun, and Brussel sprout salad! ALL for $13. I ended up just buying the beet home fries on the side.
I LOVE the classic bento option but I do think the first experience should be through the food truck behind The Grackle. You get the full experience of hipster, local crowd, and all the patio space in the back of the bar.
Thai Chicken Kara-agé // Deep-fried chicken thigh, sweet & spicy sauce, basil, cilantro, mint, etc
Brussels Sprout Salad// Fried Brussels Sprouts with Basil, Cilantro, Mint, etc
Beet Home Fries // Deep-fried roasted beets, kewpie mayo, shichimi togarashi, and green onion
Hole-in-the-wall coffee shop with plenty of study space and serving organic, fair trade coffee, beer, and wine. Their menu includes the classics such as espresso and latte, and specialties. They also have patio space (sometimes have live music) in the back that is shared with East Side King and other little shops in that shopping strip.
Authentic NY-Style Pizza by the slice or by the pie. I’m a HUGE fan of thin-crust pizza! We ordered the infamous White Clam Pizza (chopped clams, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, etc) and the Margherita (fresh Mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, chopped tomatoes!) Love the generous amount of toppings on each pizza. P.S. Add a dash of lemon juice on the White Clam Pizza for an extra depth of flavor. They also serve other dishes such as sandwiches, calzones, and salads! Dessert include Cannoli and Tiramisu. Price range from $3.50 for a slice of pizza to $26.00 for a large speciality pizza.
White Clam Pizza // Chopped clams, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, etc
Margherita // Fresh Mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, chopped tomatoes, etc