Gert Town barbecue spot LA Smokehouse (8300 Earhart Blvd., 504-265-8905; www.lasmokehouse.com) closed following an electrical fire at the restaurant Aug. 28. According to a Facebook post from the restaurant's owners, the fire occurred overnight and prompted the eatery to close temporarily. The post says the owners don't know when or if the restaurant will reopen.
Chef and owner Daniel Wender opened LA Smokehouse in spring 2016. It offered a varied selection of smoked meats sold by weight or available in mix-and-match format on salads, potatoes and grillades bowls.