PLATTSBURGH — Pizza Barn Too has opened right on cue.
Nicole Thompson and Jason Williams opened the restaurant Monday in the Cue Club upscale pool hall in the Airport Plaza at 770 Route 3 in the Town of Plattsburgh.
Thompson’s parents, Janet and Tony Seiferheld, have owned and operated the original Pizza Barn on Route 11 in the Town of Ellenburg for 23 years, and Pizza Barn Too will offer the same recipes but a more limited menu.
“We’re not the biggest, we’re just the best,” Thompson said.
Many items offered
They offer pizza, fried appetizers, wings with a choice of eight sauces, hot subs, salads, calzones and cinnabread. They also offer barn bread, which is pizza dough seasoned with butter, garlic and parmesan cheese then sprinkled with mozzarella.
“Barn bread is our biggest seller,” she said.
Soda, bottled water and coffee are also available. The Cue Club has a full bar, which opens later in the afternoon.
They got the idea to open at the Cue Club after they came to play pool and talked with the owner, Bill Hathaway. The duo are leasing the kitchen space, which is a holdover from when the property was known as The Burgundy Room, a banquet hall.
It took about two months to get everything set up. Thompson said her parents have been very supportive.
“My dad gave us all the equipment we needed,” she said.
That includes a double-decker pizza oven, a pair of fryers and some stand-up freezers. They were able to use the large walk-in cooler that was already in place.
Hathaway said the combination appears to be a good fit.
“Most people, when they come in, they’re looking for good pool and good food. This is very tasty and fits the bill,” he said. “I think they’ll do well.”