Signal Hill, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Southern California’s favorite family-owned award winning barbeque destination, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que restaurant today celebrates the opening of its first location in Woodland Hills.
Located at The Village at Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, the new Lucille’s will seat more than 338 people and will be open Sunday – Thursday 11am – 10pm, and Friday and Saturday 11am until midnight. The new restaurant will employ about 200 team members.
Lucille’s restaurants are reminiscent of a Southern roadhouse with a distinctive Southern décor that features reclaimed wood outline doors and windows for a rustic yet contemporary look. This Lucille’s features blues-inspired art throughout the restaurant and the Flying Pig lounge.
“Blues and barbeque are a natural fit for Topanga, and we are excited to bring our down home hospitality and great Southern-style comfort food to the Woodland Hills community,” said Craig Hofman, president of Hofman Hospitality group, the family-owned parent company of Lucille’s.
Lucille’s founder, Craig Hofman, opened the first restaurant in Long Beach, Calif., in 1999 but not before a two-year journey through the South to find the best barbeque. At the center of all of Lucille’s restaurants is a Southern Pride smoker where succulent cuts of brisket, tri-tip, ribs and more are smoked low and slow to perfection with a variety of authentic sauces from different regions around the South. Lucille’s Flying Pig lounges feature craft beers, wine and spirits, special appetizers and a full menu.
Driven by the philosophy of “Serving the best Bar-B-Que with the finest Southern hospitality,” Lucille’s has won many awards and honors, including dozens of local “Best of” awards in each of its markets.
There are 20 Lucille’s restaurants throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Lucille’s is part of the family-owned Hofman Hospitality Group (HHG), which also operates four Hof’s Hut restaurants in Southern California and three SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza locations.