Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is excited to announce the opening of its second Arizona location at Scottsdale Fashion Square. The gastropub will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, February 17th and will feature 8,500 square feet of interior seating, handcrafted food, 25 craft beers on tap, signature cocktails and over 1,500 square feet of prime patio space for enjoying the great weather.
Thirsty Lion’s culinary commitment is to provide an eclectic variety of cuisines, with an emphasis on local ingredients and bold flavors. A seasonal fresh sheet will focus on the changing season’s offerings, featuring unique ingredients including fresh seafood, quality meats and local vegetables and fruits. The bar will feature 25 craft beers on tap, many of which will be local, offering a beer on hand for every plate and every palate. “We work hard to combine quality ingredients and scratch recipes to create menu items that satisfy the ‘foodie’ in all of us,” said Thirsty Lion Executive Chef Keith Castro. “The flavor profiles are complex, yet blend well in their simplistic approach to create ‘craveable’ food; an intense desire for more.”
We enjoyed a tasting preview and decided to take the advice of our fantastic server and ordered the items he suggested to us. We started with the sauteed and steamed Brussels sprouts cooked with pepper bacon, red onions, olive oil and topped with Reggiano cheese. The grilled fresh artichoke dressed in garlic herb butter with some crispy onion strings and lemon thyme aioli on the side. And the bacon wrapped BBQ prawns served with Newcastle BBQ sauce, on a bed of Napa slaw with a grain mustard vinaigrette.
For our main dishes we had the I.P.A. beer battered fish and chips and the tavern burger, a juicy burger with pepper bacon, cheddar cheese and beer battered onion rings. For dessert we indulged in the crème brulee and brownie topped with vanilla ice cream. This is true comfort bar food in all it’s glory and in a great new location. Their extensive menu is sure to please any craving you may have!
7014 E Camelback Rd, Suite 1423