Muntin Shows Promise
Excellent scallion pancakes, squid served whole and the Love Roll, a stand-out sushi roll are all reasons that Brian Freedman is rooting for Muntin on Spruce Street.
The entire cephalopod was sliced crosswise into a dozen or so sections, but presented as a whole creature, from the delta-wedge of its top all the way down to the messy tangle of its tentacles. The grilling lent a lovely bass note, excellent in opposition to the fruity, tingling chili glaze. And while the decision to grill it whole resulted in some uneven cookingâ€”the head and tentacles were chewier than the beefy-tender body slices, but not enough to detract from the dishâ€”the entire preparation was as successful as it was intriguing.