Tay’s Brew House in Vail Expands: Tay’s BBQ to Open This Month

The patriotic coffee house has its eyes set on an exciting new chapter — a restaurant concept.

Pulling into the parking lot of Tay’s Brew House, the first thing you’ll notice is a piece of art: tires stacked and painted red, white, and blue, with a large, curved handle. The tires create a patriotic coffee mug — the perfect representation of everything that Tay’s proudly stands for.

Natasha Herzig’s husband is in law enforcement; when her family moved from California three years ago, she saw an opportunity to create something that would honor people in similar careers.

The reason for the Brew House

In August 2017, Tay’s Brew House — named after the couple’s daughter, Taylinn — opened its doors.

The small interior is decorated with American flags, art from local students, and colorful signs announcing discounts for first responders.

“I wanted to create a business that was a way for us to give back and honor [first responders] and their sacrifice,” Herzig said. “And I wanted to create a place where the community could gather and come together.”

Tay's Brew House Interior (Credit: Kate Severino)

Tay’s Brew House Interior (Credit: Kate Severino)

Creating a hub for the community

Tay’s Brew House has become a hub for the community of Corona de Tucson. Students meet with their tutors on the large, covered patio; weekend sports teams stop by to celebrate with sundaes, and parents dash through for coffee on the way to work.

Herzig paid attention to who was coming through Tay’s doors — namely, the local students — and has tailored the menu to suit them.

“Our customer base revolves around the families,” Herzig said. “So, I wanted to make sure there was more than just coffee on the menu.”

Many drink options to choose from

The variety of items on the menu means that there is something for anyone who stops by. They offer tea, root beer floats, milkshakes, and ice cream. There is also a large cooler of soft drinks and water.

But first and foremost, Tay’s Brew House is a coffee shop.

A trip to Hawaii to source quality beans

Herzig traveled to Hawaii to learn about Kona coffee beans to make sure that everything Tay’s used was the highest quality.

One of the most popular coffee-based drinks is the Caramel Macchiato, closely followed by the White Mocha — both piled high with whipped cream.

Caramel Macchiato, Americano, and Chai Latte on the patio at Tay's Brew House (Credit: Kate Severino)

Caramel Macchiato, Americano, and Chai Latte on the patio at Tay’s Brew House (Credit: Kate Severino)

For those with less of a sweet tooth, there’s the classic Americano or a simple drip coffee, with beans sourced from a roaster in Pinetop.

“I never thought the reception would be so good,” Herzig said. “We’re just so appreciative [of] the customers.”

Chai Latte, Americano, and Caramel Macchiato at Tay's Brew House (Credit: Kate Severino) Macchiato, Americano, and Chai Latte at Tay's Brew House (Credit: Kate Severino)

Chai Latte, Americano, and Caramel Macchiato at Tay’s Brew House (Credit: Kate Severino)

Exciting news

Tay’s Brew House has its eyes set on an exciting new chapter — they’re expanding to the restaurant world.

Tay’s BBQ, the restaurant concept, will have its grand opening on Friday, March 29.

The restaurant will be located on the same property and will feature a wide variety of meats, smoked in a smoker that was sourced from Texas. There will also be a full bar for the adults and sarsaparilla for the kids.

Tays Brew House Patio (Credit: kate Severino)

Tay’s Brew House Patio (Credit: Kate Severino)

Operating hours

Open from 5 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Tay’s Brew House is located at 16461 S. Houghton Rd. Keep up with Tay’s Brew House on Facebook or call (520) 762-3439.

Samantha Colaianni has family roots in Tucson that go back before the Gadsden Purchase. When she's not cooking Mexican food, she's baking Mexican pastries.

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