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LA Smokehouse Plans to Re-Open Following an Electrical Fire

The restaurant worked with McClure’s to send the leftover food to help feed Houston


After Gert Town barbecue spot LA Smokehouse closed its doors following an electrical fire over the weekend, the restaurant that expressed concern over an uncertain future is now positive that it will re-open.

Based on the amount of structural damage caused by the fire, the restaurant expects to re-open in two to four months, according to a message from the restaurant to Eater New Orleans. Updates to the re-opening timeline will appear on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

After the fire, the restaurant had an abundance of both cooked and raw food that would go to waste since it was closing. By teaming up with McClure’s, LA Smokehouse sent all the barbecue and raw food products to Houston to help feed those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Plans are underway to donate the non-perishable products as well.

LA Smokehouse, known for barbecue sold by the pound and smokehouse twists on classic New Orleans dishes, was named one of the top spots for barbecue in New Orleans by Eater New Orleans.


LA Smokehouse

8300 Earhart Blvd, New Orleans,