First revealed back in July of 2014, Casper, Wyoming's FireRock Steakhouse arrival in Centennial has taken longer than expected, but is now back on track.
The "casual, upbeat restaurant" will take over the long-shuttered, 7,934-square-foot, former Stoney's North Forty Saloon & Barbecue space and host a main dining area, two bar lounges astride a rectangular bar and a 14 seat private "wine room." Outdoor seating fills 980-square-feet and original plans called for 12 video gaming machines.
The restaurant's core mission is described as "steak, chops, seafood," plus serving casual "American classics" like burgers, pasta dishes and barbecue ribs. FireRock only serves certified Angus beef, aged a minimum of 28 days and cooked "over almond and oak on a wood fired grill."
In Wyoming, their head chef Brian Escalante's resume includes stints at the Bellagio, Cosmopolitan and the Venetian. FireRock's creator John Johnson is considered the casual dining king of Casper, also operating Johnny J's Diner and an Old Chicago pizza restaurant.
In Centennial, the steakhouse is now hiring and local rumor points to a late April or May final unveiling.