February 25, 2010
I had gone to Moriarty's for lunch last week. I lamented how it wasn't super full and hoped to try it in the evening. The menu is the same (I think) and the prices are the same as well in the evening. Good stuff.
You guys know how much I like good places in good locations. This place is so convenient for me by train. I'll really have to start riding there to justify the wine and food intake. But for now, check it out. Edmonton transit smart card terminal! It's like when you're looking for divine signs that tell you you're doing the right thing. Ride train to Moriarty's. Universe agrees this is a good idea.
It wasn't crazy full when we went at 8 pm, but there were some tables being occupied. If you live in Edmonton and haven't gone, you should go and check it out. It's really delicious and straightforward food. Not different for the sake of being different. Just good food.
It's a stylish though unpretentious place. Like, it doesn't strike me as a place where you're going to see lots of bottle blonds who clearly fake tan and wear all black all the time, thinking that passes for style. Ouch. That was low of me. Sorry. It's a result of being passed over for those kinds of girls all the time in my early 20s. I'll admit to the overcompensation:)
A lot of people have commented that the pub next door (same owners) is way more happening, but they're really two totally different experiences. My bladder is so small. I'm not generally a several pints sort of girl. Moriarty's is a place where I don't feel myself needing to talk louder to drown out music or larger, boisterous people.
This is me encouraging you to go. It's fun. If they don't last I'll be very disappointed.
And the wine. This place is a wine bar. It's tasty.
Don was being a creepy sommelier.
I was wearing my new Helvetica t-shirt with a blazer.
Lights. Like umbrellas.
Comfy, intimate booths.
Rabbit lamp. Awesome. There are actually three of them... triptic rabbit lamps.
Ham and leek tart. YUM. Not rocket science, but not something I make at home either. Win.
Don had short ribs. I think I'm going to order those next time. I sort of had short rib envy.
Don reports that the place also makes a good macchiato.
Afterwards we went to see the new Scoresese film, Shutter Island. It was a fun Wednesday night.