Kingsford Fire Grille, branded after the charcoal company, opens in Tampa next week

Yes, it’s branded after the charcoal company.

click to enlarge Kingsford Fire Grille, branded after the charcoal company, opens in Tampa next week

Tampa’s new Kingsford Fire Grille opens to the public on Monday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m., and yes, it’s totally branded in partnership with the 101-year-old Kingsford charcoal company.

Former Salt Rock Grill Executive Chef Louis Scaramuzzi heads the Grille’s kitchen—at 204 Westshore Plaza—which is focused on elevated backyard barbeque bites (chargrilled oysters, grilled fish, DIY s’mores) and, of course, smoked meats (Kansas City-style ribs, brisket, pork, chicken).

The 8000-square-foot spot has plenty of dining options: inside, an outside patio, and even by the grill pit where diners can watch the meaty action go down.

Kingsford Fire Grille’s full bar includes smoked oak-barrel-aged bourbon cocktails and craft beer plus non-alcoholic sips like Grilled Peach Limeade. A press release also wants to assure football fans that the NFL Sunday Ticket is played at the “upscale sports bar.” 

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