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October 13, 2011

Liquid Living Magazine


BIG CITY TAVERN 

City Tavern

1600 E 8 th Avenue
Ybor City
813-247-3000  

The Scene

If you're lucky, your table won't be quite ready, and the hostess will escort you outside to the wrought-iron balcony overlooking Seventh Avenue . Order drinks and check out the partiers below--young and old, in tuxes and ballgowns, dreadlocks, black leather and club gear. Inside, Ybor City 's twinkling lights shine like stars through the big floor-to-ceiling windows, encouraging more uninhibited diners to smooch in the expansive leather booths between courses.

The Food

The restaurant offers New American specialties, from simple sandwiches to roasted duck with fresh mango and basil risotto. Try the lobster-carrot soup, an unusual mix of seafood and veggies that comes with a salad and a delicious rendition of angel hair pasta with a simple red sauce. The cripsy roasted duck served with fresh mango, and a creamy risotto is done exactly right. Finish with a healthy slice of fresh blueberry pie and cappuccino.