Our Favorite Foolproof Menu Pairings

Some things just go together. Sand and surf. Needle and thread. Vim and vigor. And, yes, burgers and fries.

While each of our menu items was crafted to stand on its own two feet, we can’t help but feel they’re simply better with a sidekick. Here are just a few of our favorite menu pairings.

Brussels Sprouts and Sangria. If you’ve hated brussels sprouts since you were a kid, it’s time to give them another go. We roast ours and toss them in ancho lime vinaigrette, then top them off with queso fresco for a deliciously Southwestern take. Pair this flavorful app with our seasonal housemade sangria.

Thai Noodle Salad and a Blue Moon. This is no weak plate of lettuce. The combination of rice noodles, mango, tomato, avocado, cilantro, peanuts, lettuce and sweet chile vinaigrette with your choice of Ahi tuna or grilled chicken packs a punch, but it plays nicely with the smooth, creamy finish of this Belgian-style wheat beer.

Bacon Love #9 with fries and a Rebel IPA. This is the ultimate combo for those who believe in going big or going home. We take our juicy signature blend of 100% fresh ground beef — and top it with applewood-smoked bacon, American, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and our secret sauce #9. It’s a lot to take on, but the big citrus and grapefruit flavors of the refreshing Rebel IPA brew stand up to the challenge.

Texas Luau and a Patron Mango Rita. This burger — which is topped with braised pulled pork and served with a grilled pineapple slice, grilled jalapeños and teriyaki and BBQ sauces — is a ray of sunshine on a bun. And when paired with our Patron Mango Rita, it’s truly a thing of beauty.

Harlem Chicken Tenders and a Smoke and Mirrors. The recipe for our hand-cut, double-battered chicken tenders is inspired by a recipe originating in Harlem, NY. We serve them with skinny fries and strongly suggest trying them with our Smoke and Mirrors, a smoky but delicate cocktail made with bourbon and a hint of orange habanero shrub.

Got any faves of your own to share? Let us know in the comments below.