Bob Stephenson and Carlos Arevalo are proud to announce they will be opening a new hometown restaurant, FnG Eats in August. The chef-driven, comfortable and relaxed “American grill” will offer lunch and dinner service, weekend brunches, box lunch take-out, and eventually move in to weekday quick breakfast service.
A big helping of home town hospitality will also be on the menu at FnG according to the chefs. Folks sitting at the kitchen bar may even be asked to sample a new creation by the chef-de-jour at work in the open kitchen. Described as upscale comfort food, offerings will change with the seasons based on product availability, Keller Farmers Market offerings, and chef inspirations. A long established chef in D/FW, Stephenson is perhaps best-known for his 15-year stint as executive chef at Cool River Café. Arevalo has been with Stephenson at Cool River for 14 years.
So what does FnG stand for? Stephenson explains all.
In a restaurant kitchen where you work side by side with the same folks for many years, you end up earning a term of endearment or kitchen family nickname that everyone calls you.
For years the kitchen nickname given to me was Gordo (fatty) and my Chef partner, Carlos Arevalo, has been called Flaco (skinny). I’m not as Gordo as I used to be (after dropping 160 pounds) but the term of endearment is all about kitchen family love.
We aren’t doing a Mexican or Hispanic themed restaurant, but we wanted to keep that kitchen family love. We shortened it to FnG! For those folks who want to plug in other connotations to FnG, we simply say plug in whatever F word that you want or what ever G word that you want. As for those men and women in uniform that I truly admire for defending our country and our freedom that use the term to describe recruits fresh out of boot camp or new to a unit, I love and respect your bravery and patriotism. With almost 60 years of combined experience between Carlos and I, we’re definitely not FNG’s to the kitchen!
We’re looking forward to their opening. Follow their facebook page for news and updates about their opening.