It was supposed to open in April and it looks like it won’t happen in May. RedFork, the restaurant of Jeff Harris, the former chef de cuisine at Craft Dallas, is delayed. I stopped by the restaurant’s construction site on Fitzhugh just south of Henderson, and found it bare. There are no tables, no shelves behind the bar, and no bars on the window like its neighbors. Perhaps Harris’s will to “do his own thing”with New American Cuisine at RedFork will make it a hot foodie destination and Harris will be credited with Henderson-izing Fitzhugh.
Jump for my summary and photo.Harris is, in my opinion, along with Brian Luscher (Grape), Vijay Sadhu (Sutra), Esther Say (Blue Ginger Garden), and David Trubenbach (Asador) among the most under-appreciated chefs in town. He was hampered at Craft by the stricture to cook OPF (Other People’s Food) but he showed his virtuosity and creative élan at numerous charity events. This will be one exciting opening.