I frequently eat at Firebirds in North Hills. I always order the buffalo meatloaf. It is the best I have ever eaten. Perhaps if the chef would share, I could order something else on the menu. -- J.J., Raleigh
Adam Smith is the chef at the North Hills location of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill (4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave.; 788-8778; www.firebirdsrockymountaingrill.com), a Charlotte-based chain (and one of the few restaurant chains, we'd like to add, that share recipes). Given the green light by corporate executive chef Steve Sturm, Smith shares the recipe for this hearty dish.