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Restaurant known for smoky wood-grilled steaks ignites in Fort Worth

Restaurant known for smoky wood-grilled steaks ignites in Fort Worth

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Wood-fired steaks are the thing. Photo courtesy of Firebirds

A new steakhouse concept from North Carolina is coming to Texas: Called Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, it'll open a location at Fort Worth's Alliance Town Center, with an estimated date of "late 2020."

Firebirds was founded in Charlotte in 2000 as a steakhouse, known for using a wood-fired grill to give the meat a smoky flavor. It has a scratch kitchen and attentive service at what a release calls "a modest price."

Menu items include aged steaks seared over hickory, oak, or pecan, plus seafood and salads. There are prototypical American dishes with a twist like jalapeno deviled eggs, chicken wings, Philly cheesesteak egg rolls, coconut shrimp, and a luxe queso spiked with lobster and spinach.

Steaks include filet mignon, rib eye, a chile-rubbed delmonico, pepper-crusted sirloin, a beef filet kabob, blue cheese filet, and a surf & turf with a 7-ounce bacon-wrapped filet paired with a half-pound lobster tail.

Other dishes include chicken pasta, Kobe beef meatloaf, prime rib, baby back ribs, sesame-crusted salmon, and pineapple chicken.

There are burgers and sides like tater tots, baked potato, spiced pecan green beans, and steak fries. Desserts include cheesecake, chocolate brownie, carrot cake, and Key lime pie.

They have 50 locations in 20 states in the U.S. but this is their first location in Texas, according to a statement from Firebirds CEO Mark Eason.

The space will be an open concept with a contemporary design that incorporates lighter-colored woods, charred black brick, exposed steel, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

There's an in-house bar called Firebar, with Wine Down Mondays, happy hour, cocktails, craft beer, bourbon, after-dinner drinks, and Firebirds' private label wine.

Located at the intersection of I-35W and Heritage Trace Parkway, the restaurant just began construction on what will be a 7,157-square-foot restaurant situated on 1.7 acres in a master-planned community within the 26,000-acre AllianceTexas development.