No wedding presents necessary, no black-tie attire: but make sure to stop by the Shmorg! Whether you’re shredding the dance floor or partaking in shredded meats, we’re sure you’ll be b’simcha. To life! and to delicious food!
Headed by Chef Alexander Remer and Chef Joel “Yoilish The Poilish” Longini, Shmorg: The Smoke Joint! has been taking LA by a storm. Perfect for lunch or dinner, Shmorg is an affordable smokehouse option for those who appreciate American-Heimish food with a kick.
Good food is truly their shtick. Chef Remer has experience opening several strong restaurants on the East Coast (Fireside in Monsey, and Sender’s in Teaneck), along with a strong background in consulting. In the ultimate team-up with Chef Longini, the kings of parties and pop-ups have brought out an epic storefront smorgasbord on the West Coast!
Red and black dining are set outside under the store’s banner, while the star of the interior is a shiny in-house smoker. Shmorg brines and smokes their own meat to a perfection that begs you want to try everything on the menu at least once - be sure to make multiple visits!
While undoubtedly a modern establishment, Shmorg sticks to its traditional Jewish roots with core inspirations for its menu - such as brisket and pastrami sandwiches. There’s also an assortment of chicken sandwiches and burger combos, and signature deep-dish meat pizzas. Many of the items on the menu feature Yiddish-inspired names: such as The Yingeleh’s (fried chicken ‘n’ chips basket), Pahppers (fried chicken poppers), and The Poilish (Yankee-stadium hot dog).
Their appetizers are nothing to scoff at either, with sizeable portions and great flavors: Cray Craychos, for example, are a spin on meat nachos, and are loaded with jalapeno aioli, house sausage crumble, house crisped beef, refried black beans, smoked jalapeño, mango pico de gallo, avocado, and roasted salsa. Orders can be customized with an array of sauces: BBQ sauce, horseradish ”cheddah,” garlic aioli, maple aioli, and more!
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And we can’t forget Thursday night cholent, which features kishke and four kinds of meat for a unique, complex take on this classic comfort food.
Shmorg: The Smoke Joint! is the new hotshot on the block, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
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