It’s Sunday morning. Last night’s glasses of wine have done worn off, and now you are in search of the perfect place to post up, down a cup of coffee or two, before straight devouring your entire plate of food the moment that it appears in front of you. Sound a little too familiar? Not that I would know from experience or anything… But why waste a perfectly good Sunday morning Brunch sesh on any place less than stellar. That’s why Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill has got you covered. And did I mention that they’ve got plenty of big screens covering all of your favorite teams during sports season? I of course had to check it out for myself and report back to you, and I still can’t stop day-dreaming about their maple pepper bacon or their perfectly-crafted breakfast burrito.
First up (after coffee of course) was the Pub Breakfast; 3 Eggs cooked to order, with your choice of grilled spicy sausage or maple pepper bacon, roasted Yukon potatoes and rustic bianco toast with a side of sweet jelly. Simple, yet satiating.
On the other hand, we have the Thirsty Lion Breakfast Burrito – 3 Eggs, chorizo, peppers, Santa Fe bacon black beans, onion, jalapeños, pasilla chilies, cheddar & pepper jack cheeses, ranchero sauce, chipotle aioli and cilantro rolled in a flour tortilla. Served with roasted Yukon potatoes. And when your server asks you if you are okay with everything in your burrito, you willfully accept the challenge.
And if there was an ounce of room left in my stomach for more after those two meals, I also had the choice of their Irish Whiskey French Toast – Dipped in cinnamon, whiskey & Bailey’s egg batter, coated with crunchy flakes and grilled with whipped cream and whiskey syrup or their Huevos Rancheros – Flour tortillas, red chili pork, Santa Fe bacon black beans, cheddar, jack and Cotija cheeses, fried eggs, pico de gallo salsa, scallions, ranchero sauce and cilantro sour cream.
With two locations in Arizona, one in Tempe and the other in Old Town Scottsdale, you’ve got no reason not to post yourself up at the bar, order a round for you and your friends, and get to brunchin’!