The new venue offers more space for intimate dining, a larger patio (overlooking Hub 121’s amphitheater), and an expanded bar area to accommodate social gatherings. “We looked at all the best parts of our original location and bumped them up a notch,” said owner Jason Graman. “It’s an elevated dining experience, which is why we’re excited to be part of the exploding new scene at Hub 121.”
In addition to lots of natural light and more seating, the new venue centers around an Argentine woodfired grill, fresh bread baked daily, locally grown produce, and an easy-to-get-to location at the northwest corner of Alma and 121.
We are “fanatical” about the proteins we serve, Graman said.
- 100% certified Akaushi beef, the tender beef obtained from Wagyu cattle that originated in Japan (sometimes called Kobe beef) and raised in Texas.
- Faroe Island salmon. Situated north of Scotland in the Northeast Atlantic, the islands produce salmon that is renowned for its superior quality and taste.
- House-made pastrami. Jason’s “8145 Pastrami” is known among culinary enthusiasts as the best this side of the Hudson River. He brines brisket, seasons it meticulously with herbs and spices, then smokes and steams the meat. The making of pastrami is an art, he said.
Graman started his culinary career 25 years ago and trained with some of the best chefs in Los Angeles before moving to the Dallas area. He draws his inspiration from his Brooklyn heritage and his West Coast roots. He strives to make his restaurants “exceptional” and emphasizes Fork & Fire’s craft bar, which features more than 50 varieties of tequila, 24 wines on tap, and 23 beers on tap. The bar specializes in top-line bourbon, whiskey, and tequila.
Learn more about the restaurant and see the menu at https://forkandfire.com/menu/.
For reservations: https://forkandfire.com/mckinney/