Scotty’s @Brewhouse Unveils New Menu Items
By Bob Burchfield, Editor
I’ve been a big fan of Scotty’s Brewhouse ever since it opened a few years ago, for its wide variety of menu items, great atmosphere, an enthusiastic social media presence (e.g. @brewhouse on Twitter), and the amusing, gregarious, oft-irreverent tweets of owner Scott Wise (see photo at right), who was on hand at Monday’s event to present the new menu.
Candidly, I’ve been enthralled by watching Scotty’s grow quickly from its single location in Muncie to a dozen locations statewide, including Bloomington, Lafayette, Carmel, Brownsburg, Mishawaka, Fort Wayne, Noblesville (coming in 2015), Franklin (also opening soon in 2015), Southport, two Indianapolis locations (plus a first-cousin: Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company in Broad Ripple), and a third Indy location coming soon on the near northside–just wait until Scott tells you WHERE! I admire and respect the assertive entrepreneurship inherent in the company’s rapid growth! There’s even an unconfirmed rumor of Scotty’s first out-of-state location.
So even though my recent medical issues precluded me from sampling the fare, I was in attendance at Scotty’s spring menu rollout event at the 96th Street location earlier this week, where 12 new menu items were introduced to a receptive group of 50 social media influencers.
I’ve got to be honest and say that I can’t personally attest to the tastes and flavors of most of these delicious-looking menu items because of my cardiac diet, but I managed to get some photos, so I thought I’d share them with you here:
ABOVE: The Avocado Chicken Club includes apple wood smoked chicken, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and guacamole. I tried a couple of bites of this (without the bread) and found that the guacamole works really well with the other ingredients. And guacamole is good fat, so hey!
ABOVE: The Beer Battered Onion Rings are thick cut and served with mofo mustard.
ABOVE: The Berry Spinach Salad is served with spinach, strawberries, blueberries, candied pecans, feta, and honey balsamic dressing. This one is on my list.
ABOVE: With grilled chicken, bourbon honey, rainbow cabbage, jalapeno ranch, and green onions, the Bourbon Chicken Tacos are a winner, IMO.
ABOVE: For me, this might be one of the menu items that I could actually have. My cardiologist might go along with this one with a little arm-twisting (smile). The Grilled Romaine Salad has grilled artisan romaine, chopped bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, heirloom tomatoes, and bacon aioli. It’s kind of naked BLT of sorts. For me it was the most eye-catching of the new menu items. Lots of visual appeal.
ABOVE: How about THIS one? A hand-pattied burger with a blend of 60% ground chuck and 40% ground bacon, cheddar cheese, battered and fried bacon, bacon aioli, and a fried egg, all on a pretzel bun. Wowzer!
ABOVE: The Joker’s Wild Burger is served with ghost chili pepper jack cheese, beer battered onion rings, and mofo mustard. Mercy mercy me!
ABOVE: Two quarter-pound patties smashed thin characterize this Scotty’s burger, served with American cheese, sauteed onions, and thousand island dressing.
ABOVE: This is another I might be able to try, with spring mix, heirloom tomatoes, and red onion. You can add the cheese at no extra charge to go non-Paleo.
ABOVE: This ought to get your motor runnin’! BBQ pulled pork, cheddar and American cheese, plus macaroni and cheese. Oh my!
ABOVE: Natural cut fries, ghost chili pepper jack cheese, roasted jalapeno country gravy, fresh jalapenos, and green onions make up the Roasted Jalapeno Poutine at Scotty’s.
ABOVE: The Roasted Jalapeno Poutine Burger features natural cut fries, ghost chili pepper jack cheese, roasted jalapeno country gravy, jalapenos, and green onions.
And oh, by the way, can Scotty’s take care of guys like me on a cardiac diet? Sure:So I was a good boy, stuck to my guns with some chicken and broccoli, came home satisfied, and am here to share these photos with you. All-in-all, it was an excellent evening receiving high praise from those in attendance.
DISCLOSURE NOTICE: A Pots & Pans Production, LLC, parent company of Scotty’s Brewhouse, provided AroundIndy.com, LLC (and many other invited guests) with a free meal at their soft openings and new menu rollout events in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 at the 96th Street Scotty’s, Scotty’s Lakehouse in Fishers, Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. in Broad Ripple, Scotty’s Burger Joint in Columbus, and Scotty’s Brewhouse in Southport.