Lucille's, the recently opened Museum District restaurant known for serving upscale Southern food, will open a separate concept in its backyard Thursday November 29. Called U.S. Smith's BBQ, Beer and Garden, chef/owner Chris Williams has added a barbecue pit to his array of kitchen equipment and will be using it to smoke briskets and pork. The menu will also feature grilled oysters and gourmet hot dogs. The patio features picnic tables with built in ice troughs to keep bottles cold.
As for the name, Williams explains in a press release that "U.S. Smith was my great-grandfather. He owned a butcher shop, BBQ restaurant and a country store in Fort Worth, Texas. I named the backyard restaurant after my great-grandfather because I named my restaurant after his wife, Lucille, and because he loved BBQ, beer and gardens."
U.S. Smith's BBQ, Beer and Garden will be open from 5:00 until 10:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and is certified dog friendly by the City of Houston.