Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has landed in Overland Park

firebirds-010314Firebirds Wood Fired Grill (6601 W. 135th St.) recently opened in Overland Park. And if you hadn’t guessed it based on the name, fire features prominently in the theme and food.

There’s the Fire Bar which has its own menu (loaded tater tots and American Kobe pigs in the blanket) and a $5 happy hour (bar bites, signature martinis, margaritas and cocktails) from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The wood-fired grill sends out everything from surf and turf (half-pound lobster tail and 7 oz. bacon wrapped filet) to a vegetable kabob (cilantro pumpkin seed pesto drizzled over a portabella spinach cheese quesadilla).

There are 30 Firebirds locations across 12 states, including a second Kansas restaurant in Wichita. The 14-year-old steak and seafood chain was founded by Wichita’s own Dennis Thompson, one of the idea men behind the Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon. In a 2012 interview with The Wichita Eagle, Thompson placed Firebirds somewhere between Outback and Morton’s on the steak concept spectrum.

Firebirds in Overland Park is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The phone number is 913-202-1761.

Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender is the founder of The Recommended Daily.

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