Acclaimed Fort Worth BBQ restaurant Smoke-a-holics shutters spinoff
One of Fort Worth's top barbecue spots has closed a satellite location: Smoke-a-holics BBQ, which opened a second outlet at Crockett Row in April, closed it down after just a few months.
The spinoff was inside Crockett Hall, the indoor food hall located at 3000 Crockett St. near the Cultural District. It shut down on June 30.
A spokesperson for the restaurant confirmed the closure, with the explanation being not enough business.
"We liked the location but there was not enough foot traffic," the spokesperson said.
Smoke-a-holics first debuted two years ago in southeast Fort Worth, and has garnered local, regional, and national attention, including a nomination for Best New Restaurant of 2020 in CultureMap's annual Tastemaker Awards.
Smoke-a-holics owner and pitmaster Derrick Walker said he'd been looking to expand and was optimistic he could juggle two locations. But his hours at the food hall outlet were limited to only three days a week, making availability unpredictable.
Crockett Hall was rebooted in 2020 by Dallas-based designer Bruce Russo of B. Russo Designs, who's added several new vendors as well as new architectural and design elements.
Russo says he's still interested in having a BBQ purveyor.
"That location is the nicest one in the food hall and we are on the hunt for a BBQ concept there — we've gotta have BBQ," Russo says.
Malcolm Mayhew and Stephanie Allmon-Merry contributed to this story.