Big Storm Brewing Co. (Clearwater, Florida) announced this week that they have hired Executive Chef Gerry Malynowsky to establish a permanent food program at the brewery’s Pinellas Taproom (12707 49th Street N, Clearwater, FL).
Now that Chef Malynowsky has joined the team, craft beer fans visiting Big Storm – Pinellas can now enjoy a menu filled with “inventive appetizers and casual entrees” as a part of their taproom experience. A 35-year industry veteran that most recently acted as the executive chef of Cigar City Brew Pub and Puff’ and Stuff Events and Catering, Chef Malynowsky has applied his expertise to design a menu that pairs beautifully with Big Storm’s wide array of craft beer offerings. “Incorporating high quality products like grass fed beef, ahi tuna and Prince Edward Island mussels,” this new menu will feature dishes such as:
- Grilled Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich
- Four Cheese Flatbread with Wilted Kale
- Ahi Tuna Tossed in a Garlic Ginger Poke Sauce
- Kung Pao Jumbo Chicken Wings
- Beer-infused Grass Fed Beef Sliders with Caramelized Beer Onions on House-baked Brioche Buns
“In the past, Big Storm guests were always welcome to bring food into the taprooms, or order from visiting food trucks,” said Big Storm CEO Jonathan Golden. “Chef Gerry joining our team means bringing in permanent and consistent food options for our guests. He has created a savory menu to perfectly coordinate with our wide spectrum of beers.” Golden further added, “We can now offer our guests an assortment of options for parties, corporate events and special occasions.”
The Big Storm – Pinellas kitchen will operate inside a permanent food trailer adjacent to the brewery and “will serve food during brewery hours, which are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.” Next time you find yourself in Clearwater in search of a delicious meal and some tasty brews, swing by Big Storm Brewing Co. to check out the new menu and satisfy both of those cravings. Prost!