Ray Gruezke, the chef and owner of Mid-City’s Rue 127 bistro, plans a new barbecue joint a few blocks away on Bienville Street., reports the Advocate. The new restaurant will be called Frey Smoked Meat Co.
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Gruezke started starting taking barbecue seriously while competing in the annual Hogs for the Cause cookout. In 2014, Gruezke’s team, also called Frey Smoked Meat Co., won top honors for its ribs.
“We did the cook off for fun in the beginning, but I’ve been looking for a second concept and this fit really well,” Gruezke told the Advocate.
When it opens in the fall, the casual barbecue restaurant also will offer delivery.
Frey Smoked Meat Co.: 4141 Bienville St., New Orleans (opening fall 2016)