Smoky Market was a rather short-lived BBQ Smoked meats restaurant in Los Gatos. The store was planned to be a prototype for a nationwide expansion. The location is now Billy's Boston Chowder House. Smoky Market Closed in 2010.
We watched this place for about a year and they just didn't seem to be able to get the doors open. I'm not sure if they had permit issues, build-out issues or what the problem was. Once they did open in 2009 I don't think they stayed in business for a year before they shut the doors.
We tried the food and it was "so so" and pretty expensive for what you got (I understand good BBQ is a labor intensive endeavor) so maybe that's why the prices were so high.
For the Los Gatos history buffs, prior to these 2 establishments this was the home of 2wenty 9ine East Main Cafe.
Sidecar Modern Tavern announced their opening for this Thursday, December 12, 2019. The are taking over the space that was iGatti for many years. We're looking forward to fun cocktails and small plate offerings. You can take a look at their sample menu here. They are offering small snacks, small to medium share plates, and a few sweet treats. You can make reservations now at: 408-399-5180.