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.”
Noticed ‘wow’ factor
Williams and Thompson said they were very impressed the first time they walked into the Cue Club. They both enjoy playing pool and noticed the “wow” factor when they came in.
It features six nine-foot Olhausen pool tables as well as electronic dart boards, foosball and a Golden Tee video game.
They hope the restaurant helps make it a one-stop shop with a great atmosphere, entertainment, food and beverages.
“You don’t have to go anywhere else to enjoy your night,” Thompson said.
She said the spacious club allows plenty of room for special events.
Thompson said she grew up in Ellenburg and graduated from Northern Adirondack Central School. She recently moved back from Tennessee and lives with her parents along with her two sons, Parker and Rhylee.
“This is all for them,” she said.
Williams said he grew up on Chazy Lake and also attended Northern Adirondack. He lived in Binghamton for a while, then briefly in Tennessee before he returned.
“I’m glad to be home,” Williams said.
Daily specials include a large 1-topping pizza, large barn bread and 12 wings for $30. Another is for a small 1-topping pizza, small barn bread and six wings for $20.
A third is two slices of cheese pizza and a drink for $6. Pizza is available as a large 16-inch pie, a small 12-inch pie or by the slice.
A full menu is expected to be posted on the Pizza Barn Too Facebook page in the near future. Food is available for dine in, take out or delivery within a five-mile radius.
Payment is by cash or check. No credit cards are accepted, but there is an ATM on site.
Pizza Barn Too is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
The phone number is 565-7706.
Thompson and Williams said Hathaway has been extremely supportive.
“We can’t thank him enough with everything he’s helped us out with.”
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