How refreshing to have a new restaurant with a unique concept in Frisco! Speaking of refreshing, the folks at MASH’D take their moonshine seriously. First of all, almost the entire front side of the menu is dedicated to their many beverage options. And of course, you can expect most cocktails to be served in a mason jar! So let’s start there since, well, that is where most great evenings start.
Between my dinner companions and myself, various delicious cocktails and moonshine were sampled! The Blue Moon Mojito, Jolly Rancher, Pineapple Bomb and Apple Pie were all a treat for the taste buds. As the names suggest many are sweet and candy-like, but there is no mistaking that these are adult beverages; which to me is the ideal cocktail combination! Don’t worry there is also plenty of beer and wine, and all of your standard adult beverages are available as well.
So let’s get to the meat of it, the food. One great thing about MASH’D is there is something for everyone. You can’t go wrong starting with the Pot of Goat which features fresh, local goat cheese, pink peppercorn, olive oil, oven-dried tomatoes and mixed berry jalapeno marmalade – don’t be scared, it is amazing! Another more eclectic offering would be the Salmon Bruschetta with an avocado cream sauce, cool cole slaw and a drizzle of Sriracha to give you that awesome little kick to the taste buds. It’s always a good sign when a restaurant can take something simple and make it amazing and MASH’D accomplishes that with their Tortilla Construction Zone. Pick a protein and your server will deliver it in a skillet larger than your head along with perfect portions of white bean mash, house special dirty rice, tri-colored roasted bell peppers and onions, cheddar, and sour cream for you to “build it” your way. If you’re not feeling too adventurous, ribs are a staple, yet here they’re also a standout thanks to the house-made moonshine BBQ sauce, plus the menu offers salads, po’boys and burgers just to name a few options.
If you ask me, service and atmosphere are a close second, and at times supersede, the food. So let’s go there. My group attended the grand opening since we couldn’t wait to try this new restaurant. We have all had to give the benefit of a doubt to new restaurants as they work through those early stage hiccups, but at MASH’D there was no need. Maybe because this isn’t the first rodeo for these restaurateur’s who also brought the highly popular Trufire to Frisco or maybe just because this place is that cool, but they seem to have it down. Our server, and those I observed around us, gave us just enough attention and at no point were we left in need or trying to get her to notice us. Even the food showed up surprisingly quickly, especially considering the place was packed! As to the atmosphere, I would equate the bar area to a high-end, more intimate sports bar. Thanks to one huge screen and several flat screens above the bar, we could easily watch the big game from any seat and somehow it seemed like we were at a party watching with all of our friends, who for the most part, were total strangers to us! There is also a dining area of about the same size, plus a private room and although all three spaces seemed full the entire evening, it didn’t seem to phase the friendly hostesses who still managed to continue greeting and seating seamlessly.
A huge congratulations and thank you to the owners of MASH’D for bringing this unique and deliciously fun concept to Frisco. Looking forward to watching many more games here with friends, food and of course, moonshine.
3401 Preston Road, Suite 1
Frisco, TX 75034