After nearly a year of dishing up barbecue from a mobile trailer, Legacy Smokehouse is settling into permanent digs.
Known for their central Texas-style barbecue, Legacy owners Brian Jordan, Ty Sells and Chad Smock have taken over a vacant storefront at 340 Greenlawn Ave. near Columbus' Brewery District.
The operation is called Legacy Smokehouse and Saloon.
The owners also are moving ahead with plans to open a second brick-and-mortar location at 3987 Main St. in Old Hilliard, but an opening date was not available as of Sept. 5, said Jacob Wilch, kitchen manager and pit master at the south Columbus Legacy.
"We're in demand and we're going to keep on going," he said.
Though they have given up the spot they rented for their mobile trailer in the old Long John Silver's parking lot at 1107 S. High St. in south Columbus and recently left their spot in the Short North Food Hall, the owners have purchased a second trailer, which they hope to have up and running in the next few weeks, Wilch said.
The original trailer is now parked at the Greenlawn Avenue restaurant and is ready to hit the streets once again, he said.
Not much has changed in Legacy's mission or menu, which includes smoked brisket, ribs, pork and sausage, available by the half-pound, pound and in sandwiches.
Four homemade sauces are available.
Legacy also serves classic barbecue sides – smoked macaroni and cheese, collard greens, street corn and spicy coleslaw.
Its desserts are bread pudding and banana pudding.
The Legacy Smokehouse and Saloon's interior is decorated modestly, with garage doors opening to a covered patio.
"I dig it," Wilch said. "I think we made it homey."
The Greenlawn site, across from Berliner Sports Park, has been home to many restaurants over the years, including Banana Bean Cafe and the Clubhouse.
"It's kind of off the beaten path," said Kathryn Wilkinson, a bartender at Legacy. "People kind of have to make a concerted effort to get here. And they do."