So, we were bopping around a couple of venues for Echo Park Rising and made a pit stop at Taix to get out of the heat and share a snack. Three of us split a charcuterie plate and moules frites. Our expectations were not especially high and were borne out by what we were served.
While the pate de campagne and cured meats were decent, they were paired with a supermarket quality baguette and confusingly accompanied by very sad looking tomatoes and deli style sliced turkey (?). The mussels were decent, if a bit small, but the frites were clearly low-end sysco or their equivalent.
The sad thing is that just a shade more effort - sourcing a better baguette, leaving the mystery turkey off the charcuterie plate and purchasing sysco fries just one level up from the basic frozen shoestrings - would've made a huge difference.
Perhaps I was being too kind in my subject line - more like 20%.
I wish this place was better.