A new Rogers Road restaurant and beer garden will feature burgers, salads and Fort Worth favorite Curly’s Frozen Custard.
The Rogers Roundhouse, 1616 Rogers Road two blocks north of the Woodshed Smokehouse, is a new project for restaurant consultant Tom Koons of Dallas and landlord Bourke Harvey, also the owner of Curly’s.
Koons helped launch a similar success at the Pigpen Neighborhood Bar in San Antonio, which serves brisket burgers, brisket nachos, a brisket grillled-cheese sandwich and a Sunday brunch buffet.
The restaurant replaces a former air conditioning service company warehouse on Rogers Road behind University Park Village.
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Harvey said the former warehouse will be converted for the restaurant, with a wall of windows in the back overlooking the Union Pacific rail yard.
The old locomotive roundhouse and switching yard are behind the restaurant between Rogers and West Vickery Boulevard. According to owner Union Pacific, it’s Texas’ second largest rail yard.
The Roundhouse is planned to open by the new year, Harvey said.