WOODLAND HILLS, CA — Among area restaurants expanding open-air dining during this summer's coronavirus pandemic is Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que in Woodland Hills, which has transformed its outdoor space into a veranda-inspired dining experience — adding to its Southern-style welcome with a "Sweet Sips & Biscuits" freebie.
Patrons can enjoy a complimentary glass of either iced tea or Lucille's Original Sidewalk Lemonade, plus a basket of freshly-baked biscuits and apple butter.
“This summer is unlike anything we’ve ever seen, and our new patios offer a relaxed and comfortable space to enjoy a delicious meal,” said Brad Hofman, president of the family-owned barbeque chain. “Starting with a complimentary glass of iced tea or lemonade and our house-made biscuits is our way of saying welcome.”
Also on the summer menu: the new Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, starring a fried chicken breast topped with sweet pickles and creamy coleslaw served on a soft brioche bun with a special, tangy Alabama White barbeque sauce.
Lucille’s Southern-inspired menu draws influence from southern and Cajun cuisine with a focus on such meats as ribs, brisket, tri-tip and chicken, smoked and served with a variety of authentic barbeque sauces from different regions.
The chain's "Sweet Sips & Biscuits" deal will be offered through summer at all Lucille's locations featuring outdoor dining, management said. Lucille’s complete menu also is available for take-out or delivery.
In Woodland Hills, Lucille's is at The Village at Westfield Topanga, 6220 North Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Founded in Signal Hill, the business is owned by Hofman Hospitality Group, of Hof's Hut fame, and now operates Lucille's restaurants throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.