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Snoop Dogg’s Uncle’s Hollywood Rib Joint, Reo’s, Will Rise From the Ashes

You can't keep a man and his smoker apart forever.

We haven't heard much from owner Reo Varnado, a.k.a. Snoop Dogg's uncle, since a fire ripped through Reo's Ribs in during the early morning hours of May 8th. Would his smokey BBQ return to its now charred location on the corner of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 42nd Avenue?

Today we got the answer. Reo is coming back.

Varnado, posted a picture of himself proudly standing under a new banner hanging across the front of the shell of a building that simple read "We Will be Back!"

WE WILL BE BACK!!!!! 4211 NE Sandy Blvd Portland OR @unclereovarnado

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No word yet as to exactly when the chain link will come down and he'll be firing up the smoker again.