Highlights May 2021

Date Night Dishes: Thirsty Lion

As the world begins to settle down, people are again able to enjoy the simple things they used to, such as enjoying a date night with your significant other. And if you’re ready to dine out, Thirsty Lion is ready to welcome you in.

Featuring a great selection of culinary delights from a range of cuisines, what you’re in the mood for, Thirsty Lion has you covered. The commitment to quality and choice begins with their Starters. With a range of items from California Rolls and Ahi Poke Stacks, to Traditional Scotch Eggs and Spicy Fried Chicken Sliders, you’ll want to keep coming back just to make sure you get a chance to try everything. We had the Garlic Sesame Edamame and were very glad we did. There was just the right amount of kick to make this one stand out, and sure to be a regular on future visits. We also enjoyed the fresh Hand-Cut fries and those were simply fantastic.

When it comes to the main course, this is where it gets really fun. There are so many fantastic and varied choices, you easily make a list of your next few meals, because you will want to come back. Feeling like a salad? There are several, all of which are better than the next, with choices including seared ahi, grilled steak, or pork carnitas.

There’s a wide range of salads and burgers, and a great selection of kitchen specialties. Mac and Cheese dishes, ramen bowls and Szechuan Orange Chicken are just a few of the delicious items to choose from. We went with the Fried Chicken Mac and Cheese and it was a definite highlight. The tasty fried chicken paired perfectly with cheesy noodles. Definitely some of the best mac and cheese around.

The kitchen is dedicated to giving diners the best and freshest meals possible, evidenced by their Seasonal Menu’s. When we visited, the Spring Fresh Menu was being featured and had a great range of choices. We went with the Korean Sweet Spicy Back Ribs and Kimchi Fried Rice. With just a little bit of a kick, the dish was very, very delicious.

With a name like Thirsty Lion, you know the drink menu won’t disappoint. And it doesn’t. Fancy a beer? What style would you like? Would you like a cocktail? They’ve got you. With new twists on modern classics, a nice selection of wines, or even whiskey flights, you’re bound to find something to satisfy.

An added benefit of the restaurant is that in addition to being a great restaurant for nice quiet night out, it also makes for a great family dinner. With a great Happy Hour and Kid’s Menu in a comfortable environment, this is a great place for everyone to enjoy. There’s even a terrific weekend brunch menu to enjoy.

Safety is of utmost importance to Thirsty Lion. Staff follow CDC guidelines throughout the restaurant with a focus on the comfort and safety of their guests. And with four locations across the valley, Desert Ridge, Chandler, Tempe and Gilbert, you’re sure to find a location close to enjoy a great night out.

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