Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Options Abound at Flex Mussels

I know, I know. I STILL haven't posted my recap from mine & Pat's trip to Chicago last month. I'm terrible! Note to self: don't load photos onto work computer, because you're never going to have time to write a blog post while actually AT work. I should have realized this. I do promise the post is coming though, within the next few days. Seriously this time.

I do want to tell you about the dinner I had last night with Lauren & Jill at Flex Mussels in the West Village. We'd all been meaning to try this place for a while, so we made a reservation for 8pm. We walked in through the cute bar area and were led back into a room illuminated by a glowing beach scene on the back wall. The nautical theme continued throughout the entire space, and we sat down to take a look at the menu.

Talk about variety! They had so many different types of mussel dishes, I think I changed my mind about 5 times before settling on the Little Neck with fresh chopped clams, bacon, red pepper, breadcrumbs and herbs, but I substituted garlic for the red pepper. The entire restaurant smelled like garlic, one of my favorite aromas, so by the time my mussels came out, my mouth was already watering.
Before the mussels, Jill and I shared a yummy goat cheese and beet salad that had amazing candied walnuts in it. I was a little nervous that salad and mussels wouldn't be enough to satisfy my intense hunger, but boy was I wrong! The portion of mussels was enormous. Not to mention mine also included clams and BACON! I didn't count how many mussels were in the bowl, but it was more than enough.

Garlicky, tender and full of flavor, the mussel dish was so good that I almost wanted to drink the leftover liquid once I was finished. Come on, I said almost! I do have manners, you know. I'm excited to go back to Flex to try some of the other mussel dishes on the menu. If mussels aren't really your thing but you want to try the restaurant, Jill had the salmon, which I tasted, and it was very good too. I highly recommend you check out Flex Mussels if you're in the neighborhood. What's your favorite way to eat mussels?

Let's Eat!
-The Fabulous Foodie

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