Fork & Dagger Celebrates All Things LocalFork & Dagger is a bar and restaurant development company based in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan region. The company was founded by Arizona State University alumni Julian Wright, whose passion for the local community pervades the company’s offerings including innovative, modern concepts focused on seamless integration with their surrounding neighborhood. Members of Local First Arizona and The Tempe Tourism Office, all Fork & Dagger locations in Arizona source locally when possible and employee dozens of Arizona residents bringing inspired dining experiences to local patrons and visitors alike.
The Devil's In The DetailsWe believe in proper compliance and training for our managers and staff for all locations. As such, we have our Title IV Certification Training Program for those individuals working in an environment in which liquor is purchased and consumed at any premises residing in the state of Arizona.
Julian Wright, Restauranteur and Local Aficionado
Julian is a native Pennsylvanian who’s been in the bar and restaurant industry since 1989. A summa cum laude graduate of Arizona State University, Julian has brought a number of locally notorious and nationally recognized concepts to the Arizona culinary scene including Tempe’s revered The Library Bar & Grill and Jax Thai Bar as well as current staples on historic Mill Avenue such as La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar, Gringo Star Street Bar and The Handlebar Tempe. In 2013, Wright expanded his gastronomic vision to parts afar with Modern Margarita and La Bocca Wine Bar & Urban Kitchen in Phoenix’s swanky City North development.
Plans are underway for the opening of a commercial kitchen to service multiple locations and concepts in the Phoenix metropolitan region, as well as expansion projects for current concepts and innovative new adventures in dining and drinks throughout the Southwest region.
For more information about Fork and Dagger restaurants development or to contact Mr. Wright directly, please use our Contact area below.
- Advisory Board Member and Special Deputy, Sheriff’s Youth Assistance Foundation
- Director of Special Projects, Phoenix Council, Navy League of the United States
- Former Executive Board Member Downtown Tempe Community Council
- Former ASU Alumni Member
- Julian Wright’s Executive Profile from the Phoenix Business Journal
- Valley Leaders Profile for Julian Wright from the Phoenix Business Journal