Maurepas Foods* (#231, 10/20/12)
For some reason, this Maurepas Foods place in the Bywater had been rattling around in my head for awhile, so I figured I better get out there and see what it’s all about. Upon arrival, I realized that I had found Hipster Headquarters. The host was clearly a high-ranking hipster, he was dressed in mostly black, with a black vest as well as the essential black glasses, but he clearly established his credentials with the well-coiffed handlebar mustache. Well played, Mr. Hipster. The place has a good atmosphere, though the acoustics are a little off; it stinks when “Tainted Love” is playing and you can’t really hear it. To lead off, the drinks (made by an intoxicologist, not a bartneder, or even a mixologist) were very good. Well, maybe I should say one drink was – the Que Guapo, some kind of tequila concoction with grapefruit juice and other stuff which was one of the best drinks I have had in ages. As far as food, be prepared for small portions (maybe it’s a sneaky tapas joint without warning in advance). One item you may read a lot about are the goat tacos. Not having ever eatne goat, I had to give them a run. Overall, I’m thinking they are just trying to be too cool and say, “We have goat tacos, not those other boring-type tacos.” I would have preferred beef, chicken or fish. And that’s not even because of the various pieces of goat bone included with the meat. It just wasn’t that good. So overall, the place has some character and it’s a cool building, but I doubt I’ll be back anytime soon.