Hit the Road, Jack

Chef Brian Olenjack was recently ousted from his namesake Arlington restaurant, Olenjack’s Grille, which he opened in 2007. Sources say that he and the investors decided to part ways, but Olenjack was considering new options.

One of those opportunities was to join the Reata Restaurant chef team for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Olenjack is running Reata at the Backstage, which is a member-only club with full-service lunch and dinner during the show that runs from Jan. 16 through Feb. 7.

This isn’t Olenjack’s first rodeo with Reata’s culinary team. He was at the restaurant’s original Fort Worth location from December 1995 through April 1998.  —FWTX Staff