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Sophisticated food at MoonShine Tavern in Canton

Sophisticated food at MoonShine Tavern in Canton

Based on its name, you might think MoonShine Tavern is strictly a place that's good for shots and not much else. And while it does deliver on the shots — its moonshine menu is a mile long — with a talented kitchen staff offering sophisticated twists on casual Southern food, Boston Street's newest addition deserves a closer look.

During our Thursday-night visit to the Canton spot formerly occupied by The Gin Mill, MoonShine's rustic space — polished a bit, but mostly unchanged since the Gin Mill days — was moderately busy, but with more drinkers than diners.

Moonshine (the drink) has recently enjoyed a burst of popularity, thanks to shows like...