My wife had asked to visit M3 to close out her "birthday week" so we trekked into Somerville for an early afternoon Saturday brunch. We were seated near a window after 5 minutes
The menu is pretty straight forward with what is best described as Southern inspired comfort food. She went right for the fried chicken and waffles: a thick, light waffle with a slab of apple butter oozing over it next to 4 lightly fried, meaty wings. It doesn't happen a lot but she finished everything on the plate!
I've been jonesing for catfish so I went with the catfish and eggs breakfast. A lightly battered and fried catfish fillet was presented with pulled pork hash, scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuit, and fruit medley. The edges of the fish were crispy but the flaky white meat inside was fantastic. I couldn't stop there so I ordered a side of chocolate covered bacon... are you kidding me? The sweet chocolate complimented the cooked just right salty bacon perfectly.
But wait.. there's more. A special written on the wall (the walls are blackboards) was a dessert of fried Oreos. Clear any preconceived notion of something you'd find at the Indiana State Fair. The 6 Oreos were encased in the lightest of fried batters with a rasberry sauce to drizzle over them. The cookie retains it's flavor while the creme center comes through ever so slightly when you bite into one. Just perfect.
The only downside of eating at M3, and this is no fault of the restaurant, is the parking situation. Street parking in Somerville is tough to come by, add in the fact that we had a blizzard last week so the streets were still not cleared and you will be driving around for a while trying to find a non resident parking spot. Don't get me wrong, it was worth a few laps around the block to find a spot. We will be back!