Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Mr Big Stuff.
Their philosophy is simple: mouth-watering soul food inspired dishes, fresh drinks to match, funky tunes, smiling staff, and an atmosphere to live and laugh in.
The lunch menu features an array of “packs” ranging from $22 to $25 which features 3 items each. We decided to share 2 packs and a couple of sides.
Pack 1 - Blackened snapper & clams; Buttermilk caeser; Corn bread
The blackened red snapper was cooked in a decadent coating of spicy homemade blackened seasoning and served with a flavourful with black eyed peas and spring onion sauce. It was comfort food at its best. The accompanying corn bread was an unpretentious creation that was particularly memorable for its addictive sweetness and gritty texture and was perfect for mopping our plates clean.
Mac & cheese
A melange of three different cheeses, we loved this classic twist on the mac and cheese which was more complex in flavour than your typical.
Pack 2 - Fried chicken waffles with spiced maple syrup; Pig’s ears lettuce wrap; Grilled corn with garlic and black pepper butter
The fried chicken and waffles were a standout dish. The chicken was delectably crispy and had been nicely caramelised and were flavoured well by the decadently sweet spiced maple syrup. The waffles possessed a perfectly crisp exterior and a fluffy interior and worked wonders with the chicken and syrup.
Kale greens Candied yams, pecan
We adored this well formulated salad of bold and vibrant flavour combinations. It was an enlivening salads with a medley of exciting flavours and textures which will appeal to even the most carnivorous individuals and was a lovely thing to throw in the mix amongst the heartier dishes we sampled.
Brought to life by five friends, Mr Big Stuff already has a band of loyal followers since it opened in May this year and it is easy to understand why. With menu favourites such as Fried Chicken & Waffles and Blackened Snapper & Clams coupled with a too cool for school vibe it is certainly well worth a visit.
Location: 16 Meyers Pl Melbourne
Phone: 03 9639 7411
Cuisine: Southern/Soul, American