Granite City Food & Brewery celebrates 20 years with new menu, beers

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Granite City Food & Brewery, which operates a location at 1864 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, celebrates 20 years in business this year, according to a release from Williamson, Inc.

Along with the anniversary, the location is adding 27 new menu items, including 14 new seasonal beers, and a new slogan: "Birthplace of unseriously good times."

New menu items include small plates such as Poke Tuna Tostadas, Chicken Tinga Sopes, and Mama Mia Meatballs as well as 13 new cocktails, like "The Perfect Clooney Rita," a sharable margarita made with Casamigo's Blanco tequila. New beer offerings include The Hustle Coffee Cream Ale, Spring Board Lemon Lavender Shandy and Brewnado, a session IPA created in collaboration with Two-Brothers Brewing Company of Warrenville, Illinois, according to the release.

Granite City operates 32 locations in 13 states and offers a wide variety of beers and American cuisine in the first floor of the Drury Plaza Hotel. 615-435-1949.


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