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SmokeHouse celebrates 65th anniversary

When the SmokeHouse in Burbank celebrated its 65th anniversary in October, Vice Mayor Dave Golonski presented a plaque to owners Lee and Marti Spencer.

Established at the end of World War II, the SmokeHouse is known for its décor and food that mark an era that few Los Angeles restaurants still offer.

The original restaurant was built in 1946, seated 46 people and was frequented by celebrities such as Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in addition to many locals who packed the restaurant. The SmokeHouse moved to its current location at 4420 W. Lakeside Drive in Burbank just three years later in 1949.