I love the Old Monk! I’ve noticed that I tend to visit places with a strong earthy (woodsy?) presence. This pub has a covered AND uncovered patio and a nice, cozy, dark interior. They even have a dart board and guess what? HD action!!! I’ve had the mussels here, and they’ve always been bombtastic! I love the cheese board because you get to choose from a nice variety of cheeses, and it actually comes on a board! My favorite burger is the Monk burger. I substitute out the cheddar blend with the stilton cheese. I know. Most places hate substitutions, but I know what I like, and the waitress didn’t make a face, so I felt safe.
Anyways, on this visit, I got the fish and chips, but instead of chips, I got the German style potato salad. Nice and warm with a bit of vinegar. I know. Another substitution. Please forgive me. My friend asked me, “If you’re gonna do a food blog, should you be doing substitutions?” I yelled, “I DO WHAT I WANT!!!” I mean, really, it’s my blog. MINE!!! Sorry for yelling again. Okay, inner peace. My friend got calamari. I love calamari, but not everyone does it well. Some people go too chunky, too greasy, or too much breading, but they do it just right with a zesty marinara sauce. Okay, this post is getting too long. I tend to ramble on when I like what I’m…. short and sweet!
Here’s their menu. http://www.oldmonkdallas.com/foodmenu.html