Restaurant News & Reviews

Firebirds Rocky Mountain Grill

The Streets at Southpoint, 8030 Renaissance Parkway, Durham.

544-6332.

Cuisine: American, Southwestern.

Rating: ** 1/2

Prices: entrees $11 to $16.

Atmosphere: Colorado ski lodge (can get noisy).

Service: eager to please.

Recommended: lobster spinach queso, elk medallions, buffalo meatloaf, pumpkin cheesecake.

Open: lunch and dinner daily.

Reservations: not accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar; kid-friendly.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:

**** Among the Triangle's very best.

*** Rewarding experience.

** Generally acceptable.

* Hit-or-miss.

See Greg Cox's weekly

e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.

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