Thursday, July 31, 2008

Slumgullion by the sea

Mo's Restaurant
Florence, OR

I'd planned to have a big bowl of clam chowder for lunch. But why just have chowder when you can dine upon slumgullion?

It sounds like something from "Jabberwocky," but results from a little Web-surfing indicate that slumgullion is any sort of thin, hodgepodge stew, usually with beef.

Mo's menu helpfully adds that their version of slumgullion is "chowder with shrimp." I tasted clams and some smokiness (bacon?), and the bowl was topped with a small mountain of plump shrimp. Little slicks of melted butter converged around the edge of the bowl. All it needed was some crumbled saltine crackers. Filling and satisfying.

No comments: