UPDATE (Summer of 2008): Smith Brothers is reborn as Smith Brothers Chophouse, or something like that. I visited for a quick burger and mention it here (click).
Smith Brothers in Ridgewood, NJ, burned this morning, June 18. I'm not sure of the extent of the damage or if anyone was hurt, but I'd imagine an actual news organization will report on that.
Suffice it to say it will be closed for some time. It looked gutted.
Smith Brothers is definitely not a place I go to eat, but I do enjoy a beer there every now and again. It's a real Ridgewood classic, and the spot of many a post-funeral drink-up. I hope to see it back in operation real soon.