Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mussel & Burger (& Elotes) Bar

Mushroom cheesesteak and elote at Mussel & Burger Bar
It's The Voice-Tribune's week to share my restaurant review today, and we took advantage of the opportunity to follow up on an immensely popular newish suburban eatery, Mussel & Burger Bar.

Here's the intro, followed by links to the full story ...

Okay, I have to admit, I was dubious at first about the idea of this new place in J'town bringing together mussels and burgers as its signature dishes. When I heard that Cristina and Fernando Martinez and his cousin, Yaniel, were going to build a bill of fare around two such disparate edibles, my imagination pushed back: "One of these things is not like the other."  
But the proof of the pudding – and the mussels and burgers, too – lies in the tasting, and the crowds that have been packing this place since January tell the tale. So, yeah, bring on your mussels and your burgers, even on the same plate. 
With seven mussel dishes and 13 burgers on the expansive menu, you can build 91 combinations of the popular eatery's signature dishes. But don't stop there. Whatever else you order, do not fail to summon an order of the fabulous elotes.
Read it in The Voice-Tribune:

And on LouisvilleHotBytes: