“Ohhh pa!” – the signature thank you for guidelines still left for the crew at Paizi’s Gyros Mediterranean Grill – will be heard from a new location this slide.
Petree Design has labored on the new Paizi’s restaurant at 3310 S. 74th St. in Stonewood Shopping Center following the demolition of a former liquor retail outlet in March. The new digs will come with a travel-thru window and some added home to put together consider-out orders of their gyro pita sandwiches, Greek salads and baklava.
“We have been considering about this since the 12 months before the pandemic, but when the pandemic hit, it created us make a decision to go with a generate-via,” mentioned Hari Paizi, co-operator of the cafe presently located 4900 Rogers Ave. Suite 103-J. “We are hunting forward to shifting there. This is a new chapter in our contribution.”
With the lease running up at their recent spot, and a need for accessibility from far more than a single place, the Paizis are reconnecting with their roots for choose-out orders. The cafe owned by Hari and his spouse Ilona started off out as a food truck in Wisconsin and uncovered a powerful next in Fort Smith in the course of their visits to the Oklahoma-Arkansas Condition Good. Kicking the food truck enterprise up a notch, they moved into the suite at 4900 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith, the former site of Pho True Asian Restaurant, in 2015.
Even now likely potent on the state honest circuit, Hari and two crew customers have been at the North Wisconsin Condition Fair in Chippewa Falls this week, serving about 5,000 hungry clients. They also can be identified at condition fairs in Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma throughout the summer time months.
The Paizis are shooting for a mid-September opening at 3310 S. 74th St. The new creating is 2,450 sq. ft, marginally more substantial than their current place which seats about 60 clients. A number of much more employees users will be desired to operate the push-thru window and get-out station. Ilona reported she is using the services of now so they will be skilled up for the new restaurant opening this tumble. They at this time have about a dozen staff, with two of individuals doing the job the food items truck at point out fairs with Hari.
“My desire was often to insert one thing new and this position will have additional machines and additional place to enjoy with so can give a little something new,” Ilona said.
New menu objects are staying offered to present-day buyers on a demo foundation, but 1 that is sticking is their baklava cheesecake. Ilona mentioned customers have been reserving pieces of baklava cheesecake in the morning for their lunch.
Paizi’s charges array from $7.69 for a lamb gyro pita sandwich – $2 bucks far more for the Athenian-design “My Major Unwanted fat Greek Gyro” – and $9.79 to $12.99 for the substantial-conclusion platters served with rice pilaf or seasoned fries, a aspect Greek salad, vinaigrette, pita bread, ZoZo’s tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, and a choice of falafel, lamb, hen, beef, shrimp or shish kabob. The complete menu can be discovered at paizisgyros.com.
Hrs of procedure are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday by means of Saturday. Their cellular phone quantity is (479) 434-5808 and they cater.
In addition to the new cafe, the Paizis also welcomed a new addition to the family members not long ago. Adrian Paizi is now 16 months previous and promptly becoming acquainted with the loved ones small business. Hari’s more mature son, Ted Paizi, now has 3 places to eat in Minnesota: Nupa Mediterranean Cuisine has expanded, with two in Rochester and just one in Mankato. This will be Hari’s third brick-and-mortar cafe. He began a person although he was in faculty at the College of Wisconsin-Madison. When Hair achieved Ilona he was continue to performing foodstuff vehicles. They ended up married in 2007.
According to Trent Fonville, project manager with Petree Construction, the new cafe has a value tag of about $800,000, which includes the $180,000 “finish out” not long ago accredited by Fort Smith Developing Basic safety.