Como Smoke and Fire is located on Paris road in north Columbia. It's been voted best barbecue by the readers of "Inside Columbia" magazine (2022 photo courtesy of Zimmer's L.G. Patterson)

Como Smoke and Fire working on second restaurant location in Columbia

Como Smoke and Fire is located on Paris road in north Columbia. It’s been voted best barbecue by the readers of “Inside Columbia” magazine (2022 photo courtesy of Zimmer’s L.G. Patterson)

UPDATED WITH INFORMATION ABOUT KITCHEN RENOVATION:

Como Smoke and Fire owner Christy Hawkins tells “Inside Columbia” that the city has approved plans for the renovation and the demolition of the kitchen area.

HERE IS OUR ORIGINAL STORY:

A popular barbecue restaurant plans to open its second Columbia location in October.

Zimmer’s “Inside Columbia” magazine reports Como Smoke and Fire began the demolition process of the old Buckingham’s near Andy’s Frozen Custard in July.

Buckingham’s sold to Como Smoke and Fire in April, after 24 years in business. Buckingham’s owner Mark Brown told 939 the Eagle News in April that he was ready to be out of the restaurant business. He also thanked the Columbia area community for its support over the years.

Inside Columbia’s Zola Crowder reports the October Como Smoke and Fire opening will depend on the timing of ordering and receiving supplies.

Readers of “Inside Columbia” magazine recently voted Como Smoke and Fire the best barbecue in town.

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