UPDATE: Baby Blues BBQ, originally set to close on Sunday, already has shut down. The restaurant has a closed sign on its front door.
Baby Blues BBQ, the go to place for barbecue in West Hollywood, is closing on Sunday.
The closing, first reported in Eater Los Angeles, will leave WeHo without a barbecue-focused restaurant.
Baby Blues BBQ opened in 2004 and grew to become a small chain with locations in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Venice as well as WeHo, where it is located at 7953 Santa Monica Blvd.
Its menu included a variety of barbecue types including Memphis ribs, baby back ribs, a Texas-style beef brisket and a North Carolina-style pulled pork. It also is one of the few if not only places in West Hollywood where one can find collard greens on the menu.
WEHOville was unable to reach anyone at Baby Blues for a comment. But Eater LA reports that Baby Blues may be opening at a new location in Los Angles. Eater LA also reports that the West Hollywood location may be replaced by The Townsend, an iteration of a bar in Austin, Tex., run by Dushan Zaric. Zaric also is co-founder of the Employees Only bar in New York City.
Zaric in his early days was a bartender at Pravda, a very popular bar in New York City.