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Smokehouse Live Will Come to Leesburg Just After Memorial Day Weekend

Barbecue for summer.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

The opening of Smokehouse Live in Leesburg draws closer. The restaurant has now set an opening date of May 26 for the restaurant from Kris Diemar and Jim Foss (Diemar has worked for Bond 45 and Carmine's; Foss is a Hill Country veteran).

The big restaurant (around 16,000 square feet) will have a 90-person bar, lots of televisions, a patio with garage doors that open into the restaurant and a live music stage with room for about 250 people (that space can also be used for private events).

Each of the restaurant's smokers has room for a whopping 2,500 pounds of meat. They'll smoke up pork belly, short ribs, turkey breast, brisket, chicken, sausage and more in those smokers. Bryan Yealy is running the kitchen, and he'll dabble in several regions of barbecue. They'll also have brunch and catering. To drink, expect local beers from Lost Rhino, Old Ox, DC Brau and more, plus wine, bourbon, and cocktails.

Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd SE, website