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Smoke House Restaurant Begins 68th Year In Burbank

Guests, waitress, cooks, and Bartenders Celebrated Smokehouse's 67 years in business. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Guests, waitresses, cooks, and bartenders celebrated Smoke House’s 67 years in business (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Smoke House customers, friends and employees celebrated their 67th Anniversary on Thursday evening, October 10. The bar was packed to capacity and the famous Smoke House garlic bread aroma filled the air.

The Staff of the Smokehouse thank all their loyal customers and friends for all the great memories. Looking forward to another 67 years. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The staff of the Smoke House thank their loyal customers and friends for all the great memories. Looking forward to another 67 years. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Smoke House was founded in 1946 at the corner of Pass Ave. and Riverside Dr. in Burbank. The original restaurant seated 46 guests and was the hangout for many actors from the golden aged of Hollywood and dignitaries including Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

The Red Coach Inn was located at 4420 Lakeside Dr. and originally built by Danny Kaye in 1947, but it never opened as a restaurant. In 1948, The Smoke House moved into its current location and the restaurant’s success has continued as has its slogan “Fine Food at a Fair Price.”

General Manager Israel Aviles, always at your service. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

General Manager Israel Aviles, always at your service. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Smoke House’s unique recipe for garlic bread is just one menu item that keeps loyal guests coming back year after year. The Smoke House is an independent, family-owned restaurant.

The restaurant is managed by Israel Aviles, who always provides excellent hosting and service, and runs smoothly with a loyal group of cooks, waitresses, bartenders and other staff. As a thank-you to customers, the Smoke House offers “1946 Prices and Specials” through the month of October.

 

 

Smoke House Celebrates 65 Great Years

Smoke House owners (L to R) Lee Spencer and his wife Marti along with General Manager Israel Aviles toast the Burbank landmark's 65 anniversary. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

The Smokehouse was a buzz  Wednesday night when celebrities and local politicians stopped by to help celebrate the 65th Anniversary of   Burbank’s well known Smokehouse Restaurant.
Burbank Councilmen Dave Golonski and Emily Gabel Luddy were present along with Assemblyman Mike Gatto, and Los Angeles City Councilmen Tom LaBonge.  LaBonge presented the current owner, Lee Spencer, with a proclamation from the entire Los Angeles City Council.
The evening’s guests were treated to champagne and special prices. Celebrities from Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby,  George Clooney, and a slew of others have been seen there throughout the years.  Of course, one of the great things about the Smoke House is their specialty Garlic Bread — which they went through well over a couple hundred loaves during the evening.

The BurbankNBeyond video crew was on scene and will have a video out soon.

Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge stopped by the smoke house to present owners Lee Spencer and his wife Marti with a proclamation by the Los Angeles City Council. (Photo By Ross A Benson)