The Cordish Companies are adding variety and energy to Waterside District with the latest addition of Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse. The restaurant will make its debut next Spring when the dining and entertainment district opens on Norfolk’s iconic waterfront.
Guy Fieri, Emmy Award-winning chef, restauranteur, TV personality and New York Times bestselling author, announced the news via video where he talked about this exciting opportunity to combine his passion for barbecue with the restaurant scene of Norfolk and culinary tradition of the region.
“Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse is an outstanding addition to an already strong and growing family of concepts announced for the District,” said Reed S. Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies. “Guy brings both world-class talent and a national reach to Waterside District. We are proud that Guy is joining Waterside District and are very excited for the additional announcements we will be making in the near future.”
The Cordish Companies and Guy Fieri recently announced their national partnership and plan to open the flagship location of Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse in Louisville at Fourth Street Live! this September. Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse at Waterside District will be the second location for this exciting new concept. Designed by Niemitz Design Group and Jeffrey Beers International, Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse will feature approximately 7,400 square feet of dining space, including 90 interior seats and 80 outdoor patio seats.
“I couldn’t be more excited to bring my new concept to Waterside District,” said Guy Fieri. “I have visited many of the world-class projects Cordish has developed around the country and their plans for Waterside District are truly incredible. BBQ has been a life-long passion of mine and it is awesome to be able to bring our killer Smokehouse concept to Norfolk, becoming a part of the culinary tradition of the Hampton Roads region.”
The restaurant joins a diverse group of venues previously announced for Waterside District: The Fudgery, as well as Cogan’s Pizza, Carolina Cupcakery and Starr Hill Brewery which will be part of The Market, a 30,000 square foot, two level anchor concept located in the heart of Waterside District. Connecting Waterside Drive to the waterfront, The Market will feature a variety of unique food and beverage concepts, and serve as the home for entertainment, festivals and family attractions. The Market is being designed by Jeffrey Beers International.