With a few dishes named after the mega-popular movie, The Thirsty Scholar is a hometown pub that offers some traditional Irish pub-style dishes - all for a reasonable price.
On this particular Friday evening, the place was packed, so no photos were taken - but please trust my written word that the food (and several...er, many...drinks) was familiar (in a positive way) and satisfying, with plenty of menu options for vegetarians and omnivores alike. The beer menu at The Thirsty Scholar is fairly diverse, but definitely not impressive (although many of the options are incredibly affordable). For dinner, I ordered the Garden Burger ($9), which is normally grilled with lettuce and tomato, and served on a Kaiser roll. For my burger, however, I asked for guacamole and salsa to use as extra toppings, which made the burger a little more expensive, but also a heck of a lot tastier. As a side, I went with the spicy fries (which cost $2 more). The fries weren't spicy by any means, but they were definitely well seasoned and perfectly crispy.
Menu items at The Thirsty Scholar range from Bangers and Mash ($10) - which is what Carolan ordered, and thoroughly enjoyed - all the way to Lobster Macaroni and Cheese ($16) and Pulled Pork Sandwiches ($9).
And without further ado, we have a Spring Wine Fest ticket giveaway winner! The winner is....
"I love wine! I would love to go to the Wine Fest! Especially since I learned about it independently of here and started to lust after it!"
Congratulations, Kathy! Please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will send you the details.