After placing a high-end spin on burgers, Mexican meals and French delicacies, native restaurateur Felipe Armenta is on the eve of elevating one other vital meals group: barbecue.
F1 Smokehouse, the long-awaited barbecue joint from Armenta and movie star chef Graham Elliot, will open Thursday, Armenta says. The restaurant is at 517 College Drive, in the constructing final occupied by Austin Metropolis Taco Co.
This received’t be your typical fast-casual barbecue spot. As an alternative, the restaurant will provide desk service, and dishes will likely be extra chef-inspired; F1 may even have a full bar.
The menu is made up of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, sides and “Signature” dishes. Appetizers embody pepper jack queso, tater tots spiked with bacon, brisket chili and a shrimp cocktail.
There are 5 sandwiches: a chopped brisket patty soften topped with caramelized onions and aged cheddar cheese; a crispy buffalo rooster sandwich with celery root slaw and ranch aioli; a ribeye French dip; a smoked pork loin sandwich; and the F1 Barbecue Burger, served with bacon and Swiss cheese.
“Signature” dishes embody a beef brisket served with a facet of white truffle potato salad, smoked prime rib with garlic fingerling potatoes, child again Duroc pork ribs, double-cut pork chops flavored with Korean food-inspired spices, blackened grilled salmon, and peach glazed rooster.
Among the many sides are jalapeno cheddar Wagyu sausage and “Mac N Jack,” a mash-up of wagon wheel pasta, cheddar jack bechamel, jalapeños, and roasted crimson peppers. There are additionally three salads.
Fort Value bought a small style of F1 in its unique incarnation: a meals truck positioned behind Armenta’s Press Café.
F1 Smokehouse is the second of three new Fort Value ideas from Armenta and Elliot, whom Fort Worth Magazine profiled in August. Le Margot, a well-received French restaurant, opened just lately on Hulen Avenue, and coming quickly will likely be The Duke, a steakhouse within the Fort Value Stockyards’ Mule Alley.