Back in June, contributor Celestina Blok wrote in the Star-Telegram’s luxury magazine Indulge that Salsa Fuego Cocina Mexicana owner Carlos Rodriguez planned to open a second restaurant, Fuego Burger, by the end of 2014.
If you’ve ever had Salsa Fuego’s Fuego Burger, a stunning green-chile cheeseburger so generous with the melted cheese that it looks like one of Saturn’s rings, you know why the idea of a restaurant called Fuego Burger ... I’m sorry, have to take a break. My mouth is watering.
“To make room for Fuego Burger in his flagship restaurant's current location,” Blok wrote, “Rodriguez is moving Salsa Fuego to a former Chinese buffet restaurant just steps away; it's expected to open there later this month.”
That was 10 months ago — as so often happens in the restaurant industry, target dates are hard to hit. But the new location of Salsa Fuego is finally open, Food, Fort Worth reports.
As Blok reported previously, the new location is in a former Chinese buffet restaurant just steps away from the old Salsa Fuego; the new location is 3500 Alta Mere Drive, just off the Weatherford Traffic Circle in west Fort Worth. The new location will seat about 200, according to Blok’s June report; that’s a lot more than the small old location seated.
Food, Fort Worth reports that Fuego Burger (3520 Alta Mere Blvd.) should open by late spring/early summer. Here’s hoping it makes it in time for the next DFW.com Burger Battle. Rodriguez tells Food, Fort Worth that a new Salsa Fuego menu is coming soon.
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