Arlington is the newest home to Rock Wood Fired Kitchen, a gourmet pizza restaurant chain from Washington state with a rock 'n' roll vibe.
The restaurant is adjacent to Globe Life Park and Six Flags, and is the third location in Texas, following branches in Fort Worth and Wylie, according to president and co-founder Don Bellis. It takes over the space formerly occupied by the Trail Dust Steak House, which closed in 2015. But The Rock kept its signature 1970s metal neon sign, which is kind of cool.
"Trail Dust was an Arlington institution, and we’re honored to incorporate their iconic sign into our decor," says co-founder Jay Gigandet in a release, noting that it fits in with the crumbling brick, wrought iron, and rusted-out classic truck above the bar.
The menu includes pizzas from a wood-fired oven, each inspired by its own rock royalty namesake; burgers; pasta; sandwiches; salads; appetizers; and a signature alcoholic beverage called The Bucket. The menu evolves: Guests can submit recipes to be battle-tested in locations across the country.
The new restaurant will be open daily with late hours, from 11:30 am to midnight. It will be No. 22 for the chain, which has one location in Alaska, three in Colorado, three in Texas, three in Oregon, and 11 in Washington including the first branch that opened in Tacoma in 1995.
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