Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Restaurant Review: Firebird’s Rocky Mountain Grill

Looking for a "Taste of Colorado" here in the Carolinas? Whatever a Taste of Colorado is, it is indeed tasty. If you have not had the opportunity to check out Firebird's Rocky Mountain Grill and their Gluten Free menu, here is a review of my recent visit which might help. Firebird's was started in the Charlotte area in 2000 by a restaurateur who regularly traveled out west and wanted to bring that experience here to NC. The exposed kitchen and massive open fireplace bring to life the rocky mountain lodge feel. The food also represents the same aspects of the West by using a wood fired grill for cooking most entrees. Firebird's now has 17 locations which include Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte and Winston-Salem. The Raleigh location is at North Hills near Six Forks and I-440 Beltline.

Luckily for those of us who are Gluten Free, Firebird's offers a Gluten Free menu so we can also experience the ambiance. The GF menu can be found here. As you can see, it contains a pretty decent selection of items. There are three salad choices with numerous dressing options and each salad can have wood grilled chicken, salmon, tenderloin or tuna added for a little extra punch. The menu also has a handful of entrees from the Wood Fired Grill like Aspen Sirloin, Filet or Chile Rubbed Delmonico steak. There are also a few other seafood, chops and ribs choices available as well as a handful of sides to round out the menu. There is even a kids menu available which is pretty rare to see.

During my lunchtime visit, I ordered the Mixed Greens salad (diced tomatoes, sugar roasted pecans) and added wood grilled chicken and Honey Mustard Dressing. For a lunch option, it was really light, yummy and refreshing. I look forward to going back and trying one of the steak options, prime rib or baby back ribs for dinner soon - yum. You can also join their mailing list and receive a free gift as well as a yearly birthday gift here. Firebird's was definitely a good GF experience.

Firebird's Rocky Mountain Grill
4350 Lassiter North Hills #118
Phone: 919-788-8778


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