Maize + Mash
Maize and Mash is located in the heart of Glen Ellyn, a suburb of Chicago. And is one of the hottest spots around town. If you are visiting, this is definitely a restaurant you want to visit.
The atmosphere is inviting and cozy with dark walls and rustic wooden tables. The decor is trendy and is a great place to have brunch or dinner.
Here is the breakdown what I ordered:
Shrimp and Grits: 5/5 Wow, this dish blew my mind. I had to lick the plate clean it was that good. (You don’t want to sit by me, I WILL embarrass you). It had bbq sauteed shrimp, creamy bacon cheddar grits, with cajun brown butter. This is a dish I would order over and over.
Tuna Salad: 3.5/5. I rated this salad above average because it wasn’t just another regular salad, it had some pizzazz. What made this salad so flavorful was the jalapenos. I have had better tuna salads, but for now, we will rate it as 3.5. It had sashimi tuna dressed w/ pear + balsamic vinaigrette, avocado, grilled pears, pickled ginger, cucumber, watermelon radish, macadamia nuts, jalapeno, shaved parmesan, served over mixed greens.
Mac and Cheese: 4/5 Yum! This was good! Portioned perfectly and a great side to have to your salad if you choose to. Creamy macaroni, garnished with crunchy crumbs and parsley.
Local Burger: 5/5! Maize and Mash is not a burger joint, but boy do they know how to make an amazing burger! Cooked and seasoned perfectly. The 8 oz patty was very juicy, and you know it’s a good burger if all the juices run down your fingers. It doesn’t stop there. The fries deserve a major shout out as well. After one fry, you will find yourself addicted to the crunch of every bite. Trust me, you won’t stop till you drop, or get into a food coma.
Whatever the occasion, you have to visit this restaurant. The food and atmosphere are perfect for dates, birthdays, or as simple as a Sunday brunch with family.