Friday, November 27, 2015

Collingswood is gonna be smokin'

Little Louie's BBQ has a seasoned chef behind it.

Collingswood is gonna be smokin'


The white-tablecloth Prime 505 steakhouse in Collingswood has closed, and I hear that a much more accessible restaurant is on the way for the spot at 505 Haddon Ave., the freestanding building that also formerly housed a Curves.

Little Louie's BBQ is being steered by Gerald Dougherty, a well-seasoned chef whose background includes the old Sheraton Rittenhouse, the Latham Hotel, and the Moshulu in Philly, and the short-lived Jonathan's American Grille in Jenkintown. He's been catering for the last several years.

The 44-seat BYOB, which he expects to open in late October, will serve barbecue from assorted regions, incuding Carolina, Memphis, Texas, and Kansas City. He's doing a cartoon-cowboy motif inspired by the old black-and-white westerns. Unlike many other BBQ joints, he won't have a pig mascot.

Two smokers will feature the usual (ham, turkey, beef, pork) and the unusual (duck and salmon).

As for Prime 505, owner Joe Tucker says he's concentrating on his nearby Joe Pesce and is planning a restaurant in South Beach.
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