Thirsty Bear: A Mix of Great Beer and Tapas

in Food & Drink

One of the ways I’ve been getting through this pandemic, not covering my kitchen in dirty dishes, and still maintaining part of my pre-COVID life, is by taking advantage of restaurants that are offering to-go and delivery service.

A restaurant I recently tried was Thirsty Bear Brewing Co., an organic brewery that is a Spanish tapas restaurant as well! Executive Chef Robert McCarthy turns out some of the city’s top paella, small plates, flatbread pizzas, 100% grass-fed beef burgers, elevated pub classics and specialty dishes cooked not only with beer but, with beer’s raw ingredients (hops, malts, yeast).

When you head over to the Thirsty Bear website you have the option to order pick-up or delivery. During our visit, we were in the mood to have a late lunch by the water so we chose pick-up. Placing a pick-up order is simple and it’s all handled through the ordering portal on the Thirsty Bear website. We ordered the Paella- Shrimp & Chorizo that has Saffron rice, Shrimp, Chorizo Bilboa, tomato sofrito, corn, roasted red peppers.  It serves  2, but easily fed 3. This paella was so delicious it reminded me of my vacations in Spain. We also ordered the Ceviche that included shrimp & baby octopus, tomato, cucumber, red onion, peppers, lime, cilantro. I ended up eating the ceviche by the sea with the sea breeze hitting my face and this almost made me feel like things were back to ‘normal’.  We also ordered the steak salad that was Grilled bistro fillet yum!, mixed greens, roasted potatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, peppers, blue cheese crumbles (on the side), rioja vinaigrette with the dressing served on the side and sangria that serves 2. Washing down the delicious steak salad with amazing sangria that had hints of cinnamon was the perfect final touch!Thirsty Bear Brewing Co. offers to-go on Wednesday-Saturday from 12 PM (noon) and 7 PM. Check them out!