As the temperatures rise, diners want food that won’t weigh them down. And Tempe Marketplace’s Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill offers fresh and flavorful dishes on its just-unveiled summer menu (available through August) that are season-friendly.
Grilled Fresh Artichoke
Grilled with roasted garlic herb butter, crispy onion strings, and lemon thyme aioli.
Strawberry Hazelnut Salad
Fresh strawberries, candied hazelnuts, baby greens, hazelnut vinaigrette and crumbled chevre cheese.
Grilled Salmon & Asparagus Risotto
Sautéed with fresh asparagus, garlic, mushrooms, yellow and red pear tomatoes, shrimp fume,braised leeks, shallots, and reggiano cheese.
Smoked Chicken & Summer Roasted Vegetable Cavatapi
Asparagus, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, roma tomatoes, mushrooms, sweet onion, roasted garlic and fresh herbs sautéed with smoked chicken, cavatapi pasta spirals, in white wine sundried tomato butter sauce with shaved parmesan and reggiano cheese.
Roma Tomato, Spinach, Arugula & Feta Cheese Pizza
Fresh roma tomatoes, spinach, arugula, garlic basil tomato sauce, mozzarella, fontina and feta cheese, with fresh herbs and shaved reggiano cheese.
Cucumber Mint Cooler
Smirnoff Citrus Vodka, muddled cucumber and fresh mint, simple syrup and ginger ale.
Pineapple Sage Caipirinha
Leblon Cachaca Brazilian Rum, muddled lime and fresh sage, pineapple juice and simple syrup.
Blood Orange Margarita
El Jimador tequila, pureed blood orange, agave nectar, muddled fruit and sweet and sour.
Strawberry Rhubarb & White Chocolate Cheesecake
Sour cream, fresh whipped cream and strawberry rhubarb puree and fresh sliced strawberries.
Need another reason to get in that hot car and drive to Tempe Marketplace? Diners get to enjoy 50 off house margaritas and mojitos when the temperatures hit 110 degrees or more. (Temperatures must be 110 degrees or over during time of order.) www.thirstylionpub.com.