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  • By Shelbi R. Ankiewicz

Why the Tidal Creek Brewhouse could be a new hangout spot

Tidal Creek Brewhouse is a new joint at Market Commons that opened less than a year ago.

The restaurant provides a laid back atmosphere for beer and coffee lovers to dine in (or out) and share a drink. The layout is very open, inside the restaurant is a full-size bar surrounded by long, wooden picnic tables and high-tops. There is also a large outdoor patio with vast amount of seating ranging from low, beach chairs to high-tops where a step will be needed.

Tidal Creek is a dog-friendly establishment. Attached to their patio is a bark park for dog owners to bring their pets while they have a drink. According to the restaurants website, the owners, Dara and Adrian are dog-lovers themselves, owning Argus, their Doberman.

The menu at Tidal Creek is different than I have seen anywhere else. In total, the joint has four different menus, each one available at a certain time of day. For example, the breakfast menu is presented from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. and the lunch menu from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

The food selection is not wide, but what they have to offer is delish. I visited around 6 p.m. when they were serving their “Shareables.” I ordered the chicken and waffles with a side of vanilla cold brew for my beverage. Traditionally, this is not something I would order, for I am not a fan of different types of food mixing, but this was a pleasant surprise.

My chicken came in three big pieces, each one coated with a sweet and spicy glaze. Then, my waffles were layered next to the chicken topped with a dark, sweet jam which tasted to be made of black berries. The food decorated the tray and the lighting from outside made it look all the better. My coffee was not exceptional, but I did not expect it to be when visiting a brewery.

Tidal Creek has various options of beer that can be found on their website. They also offer a “Beer Garden Membership.” There is one for $1,000 and one for $500. Each comes with their own perks and specialties.

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this brewhouse. I would like to go back for their lunch specials to try their Brewhouse BLT and She Crab soup.

The service was efficient, and the atmosphere is nice, but the prices are on the higher end. For my meal with a 16 oz coffee was about $15.50.

It is a place to go with friends for a nice luncheon or relaxation time after work. Everyone can kick back and share some drinks while making memories.

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