Before high-definition flat-screen TVs, pubs aired sports broadcasts on radios and hired mimes to interpret the action. Honour the artists who created the halftime show with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at Fox’s Reach Pub & Grill in Maple Ridge.
Named after an arm of the Pitt River, Fox’s Reach Pub & Grill nourishes a neighbourly atmosphere, serving a menu of gastropub fare and pouring 10 draft beers in entertainment-drenched confines. Mains include the al forno ribs, a half-rack of baby backs glazed in Rickard’s Red barbecue sauce served with cornbread that doubles as an edible napkin ($10.49). The WTF (which stands for "what the Fox!?") double cheeseburger stacks bacon, ham, onions, mushrooms, a fried egg, an onion ring, and house sauce into an edible Jenga tower ($13.99). For plant-based flavour titillation, the greek pizza piles mediterranean veggies, feta, and garlic olive oil atop a hand-tossed thin crust ($11.99). Beer-battered cod bites ($7.49) pair well with a draft pour from the seasonal drink menu, boasting recent cameos by Okanagan Spring pale ale, Sleeman honey brown, and Queen Elizabeth's hard iced tea.
Fresh off a recent renovation, Fox’s Reach establishes a casual-yet-refined atmosphere thanks to rich leathers, dark woods, and seven fireplaces. The bar and restaurant areas boast 25 42-inch and two 125-inch HDTVs to sate patrons' appetites for spectator favourites such as hockey and football. On the weekends, diners can enjoy music and well-timed zingers from a live DJ.
300-20398 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 3E3