New Fall Menu at Scotty’s Brewhouse + Giveaway

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Scotty’s Brewhouse and I go back to the beginning days of the social media community in Indianapolis. When Indy Social Media Breakfast had just gotten started and when we were all trying to make sense of Facebook and Twitter and how to use it for business, Scotty’s Brewhouse was there. Not only did they provide space for us to hold these meetings, Scott himself was first to jump on the social media train.

The atmosphere

There is no doubt in my mind that part of his success, outside from great food, beer and business practices, is due to his social media presence. Scott created a voice for Scotty’s Brewhouse that was part marketing, part community awareness and part himself. This trifecta of content appeals to everyone.

Scotty’s has bar food that you crave. No soggy buns or tasteless fried starches here. Think black bean burgers to taco salads, juicy burgers with all the toppings you can imagine and sandwiches with perfectly toasted bread. Good quality food is at Scotty’s Brewhouse, so when they invited me to preview a few new menu items I jumped on the opportunity.

Scotty's Brewhouse Vision Cards

Scott himself came out to talk to us about the vision of Scotty’s Brewhouse and his other restaurants. See the card pictured above? It’s what each of his staff keep in their pocket while at work. All of those phrases were adapted from “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” I’m going to put it on my computer at work as a reminder of how to enjoy myself and remember the things that are really important. This is the smart way to run a business.

Now, onto the food.

Scotty’s knows how to run a meal preview night. All of us were seated, and while someone introduced the first dish, a serve walked it around from table to table for us to look at and take pictures if we chose to. Then, it was placed on a table to the side where we could get up and take more photos. Small portions of the dish were then brought to each table so that we could share them amongst ourselves. I greatly appreciated this attention to detail.

We started with two varieties of edamame – one with coarse sea salt and the other with a sweet garlic teriyaki sauce. I’ve never craved edamame before until I tired both of these options. It’s a great appetizer that makes you feel full without having to eat a lot. I wanted more! This photo just shows the garlic teriyaki edamame:

Garlic Teriyaki Edamame at Scotty's Brewhouse


New specialty drinks added to the fall menu. We had a shot glass worth of each drink, but what you really want to see is what it looks like when you’d order one. Here you’ll see the Moscow Mule and Dark and Stormy drinks, both served in cold tin mugs:

Moscow Mule and Dark and Stormy at Scotty's Brewhouse

I must admit that when the Mini Corn Dogs came out to the table, it was all we could do to not inhale them. But we did, and they were delicious with Mofo Mustard (their signature spicy sauce), ranch and barbecue. Crunchy with the perfect amount of crust to hot dog ratio. Because that’s totally a thing.

Mini Corn Dogs at Scotty's Brewhouse


Now here’s where I’m going to get all fancy on you. I was having trouble getting good photos at one point so I decided to Instagram video some of what I was seeing. This gives you more of a 3D view of the food! How cool! Check out the look of this Blackened Tilapia and Latin Chicken dishes, both with pineapple black bean salsa (and both were spicy!)


Then came the sandwiches – BBQ Pulled Pork Sourdough Sandwich and a Chicken Salad Sandwich. The pulled pork had crispy onions on top and the chicken salad was homemade with grapes, red apples, celery and onion, also on sourdough. Crispy, buttery bread really elevated the quality of the sandwiches. They were also huge and stuffed to the brim, so order one knowing that you will be FULL after eating it.

 At this point a few more signature cocktails had come around. Fish bowls serve 4 and at $20.00 a pop are fun and easy to split between a few friends. This one was the Margarita Fish Bowl with tequila, triple sec, lemon and lime mix and fresh squeezed limes.

Margarita Fish Bowl at Scotty's Brewhouse

There are a few dishes I do not have great photos of to share, possibly because of my poor photo skills after trying several of these cocktails, so I wrapped everything up in a 15 second video that shows you everything we tried. Chicken Penne Marinara, BBQ Salmon and Ribs and Lemon Dill Salmon were all delicious!


Of course, I cannot forget to mention this delicious creation. Yes, that is a giant jalapeno in the middle of that glass. It’s a Patron Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita and I’ve never had anything like it. There was no doubt that this signature drink was the hit of the evening.


Patron Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita from Scotty's Brewhouse


The giveaway

Now I know what you’re thinking. Way to go, Sara, talking about stuff we can’t get to yet. But that’s the awesome part – Scotty’s is unveiling this new menu on August 27th. And do you know what’s even better? I have a $10.00 gift card to giveaway to one lucky Solid Gold Eats reader! I want you to go out this Labor Day weekend, so I’ll be picking a winner on Thursday, August 28th at noon. ($10 goes a long way at Scotty’s – visit their website to see all of the promotions they offer)

Enter through the Rafflecopter below. You must leave a blog post comment answering this question: Out of all the food and drink items I mention above, which one are you most interested in trying?

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Disclosure: I was provided with a tasting of the new menu items and was given a $10.00 gift card to giveaway. Views are my own.

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  • Ashley Sieb

    I am DYING to try the Patron Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita! Why? Because I haven’t had booze in 9 months. BUT food wise, I’m SO excited to try the Lemon Dill Salmon with the mini corndogs being a close second.

  • Chris

    I have to say that Scotty’s is really growing on me lately, and these new
    enu ite.s are a draw. Especially the mini corn dogs, rhe strawberry jalepeno Margarita and the. Dark and Stormy.

  • Tessa Lynn Barnard

    At some point in my life I would like to attempt to drink that fishbowl margarita. I like to set high goals for myself.

    P.S. I love that vision card. What do you think would happen if I asked for one the next time I’m there (assumingly with my fancy new $10.00 giftcard)?

  • Eternal Lizdom

    My kids love edamame and I love chicken salad and my husband lvoes healthy things like fish… so I think we could totally order just off the new menu!

  • Jennifer Zentz

    I am most interested in trying the Patron Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita and the Chicken Salad sammich!

  • Dane Benton

    I love the idea of the edamame and the Moscow mule!

  • Tony Troxell

    You know what I liked. I NEED more of that Patron Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita in my life.

  • Leigh Krych

    The Chicken Marinara looks delish!

  • LeeAnn Barnard

    We love our Scotty’s here in Muncie, though sadly we don’t get the cocktails…just beer and wine. I think the fishbowl drinks look super fun for a Friday afternoon on the patio though! Food wise, the blackened tilapia will definitely be on my must try list.