Owner Luis Morilla Smokes & Seasons BBQ with Latin Flavors and Texas Style
Honoring his late Son’s love of BBQ, Morilla turns Grief to Sustenance
By Sally Deering
Situated in the middle of Palisade Avenue on 51st Street in West New York, Louie’s BBQ Pit serves ribs, chicken, brisket and pulled pork smoked and barbecued in owner Luis Morilla’s secret seasonings. Morilla opened his eatery just five weeks ago and his take-out has already taken off.
Louie’s BBQ Pit has a simple menu that packs a wallop of smokin’ flavor in its dishes. It features Pork and Beef Ribs, Chicken, Brisket and Pulled Pork – smoked, seasoned and barbecued Texas style. There’s a Whole Chicken with Rice and Beans, a Full Rack of Pork Ribs with Rice and Beans; Beef Ribs with Rice and Beans; and Pulled Pork, Chicken & Brisket Sandwiches. Customers can order Family Meals like a Whole Chicken, 6 Pork Ribs and Rice and Beans combo; and a Full Rack of Pork Ribs with Rice and Beans.
On November 5th, 2014 owners Tony Leonardo, Danielle Leonardo, and their partners along with Hudson County Freeholder; Bill O’Dea, Newly -elected Bayonne Freeholder Ken Kopacz, Freeholder Anthony Romano, Jersey City Councilman Khemraj “Chico” Ramchal and other dignitaries and friends celebrated the “Ribbon Cutting” of Hudson County’s Newest restaurant Smokin’ Barrel.
The brainchild of a group of business-partners Robert Kakov, Nirav Patel, Richard Gaetor and Anthony and Danielle Leonard fills a void on Willow Avenue in Hoboken and serves authentic Texas BBQ.
Hoboken’s 13th street just got a new kid on the block: Smokin’ Barrel Authentic Texas BBQ is the most recent addition to the neighborhood and the place is jumping with locals who like smoked meats and a choice of 50 domestic beers to watch the big game on one of 23 flat screen TVs.
Partners Robert Kakov, Tony and Danielle Lenardo, Chef Otis Gordon, consultant Marc Bernstein, and partners Narev Patel and Richard Gaetor enjoy a Sunday afternoon at their new Hoboken restaurant Smokin’ Barrel
The brainchild of a group of business-partners Robert Kakov, Nirav Patel, Richard Gaetor, and Anthony and Danielle Lenardo – Smokin’ Barrel fills a void on Willow Avenue where there’s a dearth of restaurants and local places to hang out with friends and watch a game over some cold brews. There are glass topped-barrels that serve as bar tables, and if you can’t find a stool at the bar, you can always hitch a ride on one of the leather saddles affixed to a thick coil for a little “Yee-Ha” with your BBQ.