June 29, 2010

True Gritz: Does Mojo Have What It Takes?

Owner and chef Eric Erhard has logged time at several area restaurants: Annie Gunn's, Harvest and Boogaloo. The influence of Boogaloo is apparent at Mojo. Here too there are Caribbean and Latin American influences, and here too the dishes are presented as small plates. Continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Mojo Tapas Restaurant & Bar. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
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Eric Erhard's Mojo Tapas Restaurant & Bar opened to the public on April 13 of this year. Erhard spent many years working for other restaurateurs such as Mike Johnson and Steve Gontram before stepping out on his own with Mojo.
Eric Erhard's Mojo Tapas Restaurant & Bar opened to the public on April 13 of this year. Erhard spent many years working for other restaurateurs such as Mike Johnson and Steve Gontram before stepping out on his own with Mojo.
The Hard Cider Steamed Canadian Mussels with Smoked Bacon (smoked in house) and Fennel.
The Hard Cider Steamed Canadian Mussels with Smoked Bacon (smoked in house) and Fennel.
The Hard Cider Steamed Canadian Mussels with Smoked Bacon (smoked in house) and Fennel.
The Hard Cider Steamed Canadian Mussels with Smoked Bacon (smoked in house) and Fennel.
The Hard Cider Steamed Canadian Mussels with Smoked Bacon (smoked in house) and Fennel.
The Hard Cider Steamed Canadian Mussels with Smoked Bacon (smoked in house) and Fennel.
From left to right are servers Mickey Christian, Dave Cass and Ryland Adams at Mojo Tapas Restaurant & Bar.
From left to right are servers Mickey Christian, Dave Cass and Ryland Adams at Mojo Tapas Restaurant & Bar.
The Hot Smoked Salmon Club with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Lemon Pepper Aioli comes served on a Pretzel Bun. The salmon is smoked in house.
The Hot Smoked Salmon Club with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Lemon Pepper Aioli comes served on a Pretzel Bun. The salmon is smoked in house.
The Hot Smoked Salmon Club with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Lemon Pepper Aioli comes served on a Pretzel Bun. The salmon is smoked in house.
The Hot Smoked Salmon Club with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Lemon Pepper Aioli comes served on a Pretzel Bun. The salmon is smoked in house.
Bartender and fashion designer Drew Colvin making a Lemon Basil Mojito.
Bartender and fashion designer Drew Colvin making a Lemon Basil Mojito.
Mojo on a stick (so says the menu) is Mojo's signature grilled kebabs. Shown here is the Jerk Chicken with Key Lime Yogurt Drizzle
Mojo on a stick (so says the menu) is Mojo's signature grilled kebabs. Shown here is the Jerk Chicken with Key Lime Yogurt Drizzle
The front of the house has a warm color palate with a subtle touch to the paint job.
The front of the house has a warm color palate with a subtle touch to the paint job.