Sugar and Smoke restaurant at former Del’s building in Bloomfield closes |

Sugar and Smoke restaurant at former Del’s building in Bloomfield closes

Paul Guggenheimer
Jamie Martines | Tribune-Review
ugar and Smoke restaurant.

Say goodbye to another restaurant at the Bloomfield location once occupied by the iconic Italian bistro Del’s.

Sugar and Smoke, an eatery that offered Southern-style cuisine such as brisket, smoked meatballs, po’ boys, and fried green tomato sandwiches, has apparently closed after being in business for a year.

The windows of the restaurant have been covered with paper, and an advertising sign shows the space is available for lease.

Calls to the phone number listed for Sugar and Smoke did not go through.

The restaurant’s owner Andrea Robinson told the Tribune-Review last September that she was happy to be a part of the Bloomfield Liberty Avenue business district.

The building at 4428 Liberty Ave. was owned by the DelPizzo family for 65 years. Three generations of the family operated the once-popular Del’s restaurant, which served traditional Italian food.

In 2012, as tastes were moving away from heavier fare, the Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” chose Del’s as one of its “failing restaurants” in need of rescue. Boosted by the show, the restaurant stayed in business for a few more years before closing in May 2015.

Jabo’s Smoque House occupied the building for just under two years before it became Sugar and Smoke.

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

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