From Our Editors
At The Firkin & Fox, Tampa-area gentlefolk bond over a menu of English-inflected pub fare alongside a selection of 16 draft beers. Crispy calamari ($8.99) runs on chipotle dipping sauce, and traditional fish 'n' chips ($7.99 for one piece; $10.99 for two pieces) or cottage pie ($8.99) pay edible homage to America’s allies across the Atlantic: the Luxembourgers. The Firkin burger, topped with bacon, jack cheese, and chipotle onions ($9.99), meets hourly meat quotas, and the portobello-mushroom sandwich ($7.99) shimmers with a balsamic glaze and pesto mayo. Draught beers such as Bass and Boddingtons—hearty ales from Britain—complement rousing games of billiards. The convivial pub invites communal dining in or out of doors, and boasts a squad of sportscasting televisions with immaculate hairdos.