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Inside F1 Smokehouse in Fort Worth.F1 Smokehouse in Fort Worth isn’t a barbecue restaurant. I’ve been reminded of that repeatedly by the owners and chefs of Far Out Hospitality, which last September added F1 Smokehouse to the eight other restaurants in its portfolio. The brand’s vice president Vernon Erickson told me, “Let’s not call it really a barbecue restaurant,” preferring the term “American smokehouse.” Far Out founder Felipe Armenta convinced celebrity chef Graham Elliot to leave Chicago for Fort Worth in 2022 to help develop the brand’s culinary direction. Elliot told CultureMap that their aim with F1 was to “redefine the barbecue experience.” Chef de cuisine Wes LeFevre describes F1 as an “American smokehouse–inspired restaurant.” His message to the established local barbecue joints that might consider F1 to be competition…

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