Thirsty Lion Launches Breakfast Menu!

My guest enjoyed the Spinach & Feta Omelette with a Ninkasi Total Domination IPA
My guest enjoyed the Spinach & Feta Omelette with a Ninkasi Total Domination IPA

I love brunch. And I especially love brunch at a restaurant that has an extensive list of craft beers to pair with it. So I was very excited when I heard that Thirsty Lion added a new brunch menu! Thirsty Lion downtown Denver launched its weekend breakfast menu on Saturday, December 5th, and last weekend I stopped in to try it.

Thirsty Lion Breakfast Burrito with a Green Flash Imperial IPA
Thirsty Lion Breakfast Burrito with a Green Flash Imperial IPA

Thirsty Lion offers many traditional brunch drinks, such as mimosas, Bloody Marys and Irish coffee; they even have some unique twists on them, like the Sriracha or the Wasabi Bloody Mary. But on this particular occasion I was in the mood for a delicious craft beer. I was also craving a breakfast burrito and wondering what might go best with such a spicy dish. After careful consideration I decided on a Green Flash Imperial IPA. The hops accentuated the spiciness of the burrito (plenty of jalapeños in this one!) which was flavorful, hearty and filling.

Bread Pudding
Jameson Bing Cherry Bread Pudding with a Salted Caramel Moroccan Coffee

For dessert my guest and I shared the Jameson Bing Cherry Bread Pudding. And I couldn’t resist the Salted Caramel Moroccan Coffee: 151 Rum, Kahlua, Irish cream, Buttershots, caramel, coffee and Kosher salt. This drink packs a punch and is the perfect warmer for a chilly day. I highly recommend pairing these two together, both of which are included in the new Winter Seasonal Menu.

Coffee
Salted Caramel Moroccan Coffee

Thirsty Lion has a huge menu with lots of variety, 52 beers on tap (many of them local), and a large dining room; each time I have dined here I have been able to get a table immediately, which can definitely be a challenge at many restaurants during weekend brunch. And I can only speak for myself, but when I’m hungry I don’t want to wait an hour or more to be seated! So Thirsty Lion is an excellent choice.

French Toast
Irish Whiskey French Toast. Photo courtesy of Thirsty Lion

I will definitely be back to try more tasty dishes, like the Irish Whiskey French Toast or Spanish Chilaquiles. Breakfast is available every Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Take a peek at the menuand I’m sure you’ll find something that catches your eye.

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