A wood-smoked barbecue truck based in Stoughton is working to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the same town. Morrell’s BBQ took over the former LaStoria Trattoria Italian Bar & Grill space at 577 Washington St. and will open there early next year, according to Wicked Local.
Morrell and Alexa Presley first opened the Morell’s BBQ truck this past summer and have started renovating the restaurant space. LaStoria closed its doors over the summer after about 20 years in business, as Boston Restaurant Talk reported. The Morrells plan to unveil their new restaurant in January or February, expanding their barbecue truck menu to a larger scale. They will also seek an entertainment license to have live jazz music at the restaurant.
The Morrell’s menu features wood-smoked barbecue, including ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and chicken, plus sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, beans, and coleslaw.