The Smokery opens in Clifton (where Dark Horse Tavern and Avenue Bar used to be)

The Smokery Smokehouse Bar & Grill has opened for business at 2354 Frankfort Avenue, as reported by Kevin Gibson at his web site.

(Kevin’s post leads with news of The Yellow Cactus’s freshly minted tenancy at the recently vacated Ramiro’s Cantina at 2350 Frankfort Avenue, which I’ll treating separately tomorrow.)

If its barbecue you crave instead of Mexican food, well, you’re in luck there as well. Right next door, another new eatery has quietly opened: The Smokery Smokehouse Bar and Grill. In the small spot that once was home to Matt Anthony’s Record Shop, and recently had a very brief run as a tavern called the Dark Horse, there’s now a dining room setting, with a smoker out back that was stirring smoke and delicious smells on Wednesday morning.

Prior to its Dark Horse reboot, this location hosted Avenue Bar, which appears to have lasted about a year.

At The Smokery, chef Giovanni Tenace’s menu includes standard barbecue fare like pulled pork, chicken, brisket and ribs, along with tacos, sliders and burgers. Kevin notes that the “chef-driven menu offers a wide variety of other considerations,” and you can click through to his post to read more and survey them.

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