Smoke BBQ House is reopening with new ownership and a slightly different name (UPDATED)
Smoke BBQ House has shut its doors after only three months on Harbord Street. The southern barbecue restaurant announced the news on Twitter yesterday (greatly disappointing Ben Mulroney, among others), but hinted it may reopen with a new chef at a new location:
Peeps, it is with great sadness I inform you that Smoke is now closed. But continue to follow us to find out where/when we reopen.
— Smoke BBQ House(@SmokeBBQHouse) March 12, 2013
UPDATE: Smoke chef Tony Gallippi, who purchased the business from former owner Francesco Grandi, told us that he reopened the restaurant today under a new name, Smoke Bourbon Bar-B-Q House, and that he plans to roll out a new menu next week. Diners can expect much the same fare, with the addition of a few seafood and vegetarian options. Gallippi says that Grandi plans to open Smoke BBQ House in a new location, although there’s no word yet on when or where that will be. [h/t PostCity]