Almost a year in preparation, FireRock Steakhouse will arrive in Centennial this summer, expanding a long way from their Casper, Wyo., origins. Completely remodeling the former Stoney's North Forty Saloon & Barbecue, the substantial 7,934-square-foot tavern and restaurant will also add 980 square feet of outdoor seating.
The menu at this steakhouse created by Casper entrepreneur John Johnson in 2006 is built around a casual dining mantra of "steak, chops, seafood." The style is described as "come in and shake off the dust after a long day...no need for reservations or to put on your Sunday-go-to-meetin' clothes. Just come as you are and we'll do the rest."
FireRock serves certified Angus beef, aged a minimum of 28 days and cooked "over almond and oak on a wood fired grill," plus a familiar American classics menu including burgers, pasta dishes and barbecue ribs with a price point that offers "'high on the hog' style atmosphere...without selling the ranch to pay for it all."
Twelve video gaming machines are scheduled for the bar designed to be flanked by two lounges. A 14-seat private "wine room" was also part of the original plans.
In Wyoming, FireRock head chef Brian Escalante features a resume including stints at the Bellagio, Cosmopolitan and the Venetian.
Now hiring for all positions, the restaurant's patio is almost finished, the bar taps are being installed and the interior brick finishes are almost complete, in time for a summer debut.