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New tapas bar Grinning Mule now open in Plaza Midwood

New tapas bar Grinning Mule now open in Plaza Midwood
Photo: Michelle B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 17, 2020.

Looking for a new tapas bar to check out? Look no further than this new arrival. Located at 1109 Morningside Drive in Plaza Midwood, the fresh addition is called Grinning Mule.

The new spot bills itself as a "nonprofit restaurant" that "desires to connect the neighborhood with unique flavors in a rustic but elegant environment that creates an 'at home' experience bringing us all together," according to the restaurant's website. On the menu, guests can expect to find flatbreads, salads, wonton tacos and other shareable small plates, such as crab cakes with remoulade, oven-roasted chicken wings and lettuce wraps with chicken or tofu.

Grinning Mule also offers a full selection of wine, craft draft beers and nearly 20 classic and signature cocktails. Check out the house "mule" with vodka, honey blueberry syrup and ginger kombucha. Furthermore, the new spot boasts outdoor patio seating.

The fresh addition has garnered rave reviews thus far, with a five-star rating out of four reviews on Yelp.

Beth R., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on June 13, wrote, "Drinks are AMAZING. Good draft list. Everything ordered was delicious."

Yelper Shannon M. noted, "Such a fun, brand new spot in the Plaza Midwood area. Awesome signature cocktails and thoughtful small plates in a great atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating."

Head on over to check it out: Grinning Mule is open from 5–9 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday and 5–10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday and Monday.)

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