Inside South Lake Tahoe’s Sidellis, friendly beer servers welcome the opportunity to explain what is currently on tap. Grab a place at the bar or one of the long wooden tables designed for comfortable community seating. It’s worth taking time to browse the extensive selection of beer and food. Once you have made a selection, head back to the bar to place an order. They will bring the food to you.
Don’t pass up the Dilly’s Pickle Platter. In the kitchen, jars and jars of pickled fruits and vegetables are stacked high. When the platter arrives at the table, it will include some pickled foods that are familiar and others that will spark your curiosity. Along with spicy pickled cucumbers and savory pickled ginger, there are Brussels sprouts, edamame, garlic, and potatoes, even pickled apples rich with spices.
As a starter, consider a cup of chili. It’s loaded with the savory, meaty pleasure of beef and beans and topped with diced onions and cheese. To make a meal of it, a full-size bowl is available.
Among the many sandwiches, Portabella Veggie Dip will win over both vegetarians and meat-eaters. Sliced sautéed mushrooms are cooked with onions and served inside a tender sandwich roll topped with creamy melted provolone cheese. On the side, horseradish spread is brings together the flavor of mushrooms and the house-made veggie Jus meant for dipping.
The Pastrami Sandwich is piled with thinly sliced, tender meat topped with melted Swiss. Grainy mustard layered just under the meat is a good match for the richly flavored sandwich. Pickled cabbage is served alongside.
On the side, consider chips and beer cheese. The thick, rich cheese has the tangy flavor of house-brewed beer. Add a house salad as your side to enjoy a spicy twist with either the spicy dressing or, for those who are braver: the reaper ranch. It will definitely provide a salad experience you’ve never had before.
Several salads are available for those who hope to enjoy something on the lighter side. There is also a snack menu if you simply want to share a bite with your brews. (Ciders and wine are available for those who don’t come for the beer.) The brewery is also a sports-friendly spot with three large televisions for viewing the day’s featured game.