There are 42 beers on tap at Firkin on Paradise. But the veritable monsoon of Guinness, Bass, and Old Speckled Hen isn’t the only thing rushing through the air: darts, pool balls, and shuffle board pieces fly about in the name of recreation. And the extensive menu of English pub food only makes the beer and games more enjoyable. It features classics such as fish 'n’ chips, BLTs, and even mac 'n' cheese with ham as an inventive kicker ingredient.
Executive chef Kuldeep Singh’s diverse selection of artisan Indian eatables beautifully complement Origin’s elegant interior, where an earthy wooden floor upholds sleek, dark furniture and walls painted in golden yellow honey. With lunch comes the chance to nibble on vegetable nilgiri, a savory assortment of non-meats cooked in green gravy and paired with buttered naan that doubles as an inter-table frisbee ($9.95). Guests can tickle their insides with a dinner starter such as tandoori black tiger shrimp, whose crustaceous tastiness is spiced with ajwain seed, kaffir lime, tamarind, raisin chutney, and balsamic reduction ($15). Next, upgrade to an entree of creamy chicken curry ($16) or a southern Indian-style stir-fry of diced lamb with curry leaves, black mustard seeds, kashmiri chili, coconut, and lemon rice ($18).