Saturday, February 13, 2010

Belated RIP: The Pub & Pizza


Originally a French-Asian fusion bistro, this restaurant resulting from the partnership of Sasuke Pub and Pierre-François Pizza struggled with perception issues from the outset because of its unfortunate name.

After years of little success, the pair acquiesced to the public and changed the format over to low-quality pizza, pitchers of beer, and Golden Tee arcade games. Because, after all, this was Sunset Hills.

The Pub & Pizza subsequently enjoyed decades of success.

Sadly, their gravy train skidded to a halt in 2006 after a lawsuit was filed by "Mt. Lebanon" Awning (of Presto, PA, I shall remind you) accusing the owners of forcing them to print the words "Pub" and "Pizza" on their cherished canvases. A settlement appeared imminent until a cryptic phone call claiming "Salvatore Mineo is angry" caused the owners to abruptly shutter the restaurant and flee the country. Their whereabouts are currently unknown.

RIP The Pub & Pizza. Your mediocre food and beer-serving, walking-distance proximity to low-end housing will be missed.

11 comments:

  1. Always loved that place and was wondering for years why it had closed. Thanks for the info. Has any new place opened up there yet?

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  2. Sadly, no. Patrons continue to have to make the lonesome trek over to the Ivy Inn.

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  3. Two blocks from where I grew up. Sad to see it go.

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  4. I HEARD IT WAS ABOUT SERVING TO UNDER-AGE ..... A SHAME -- IT WAS A GOOD PLACE!

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  5. ....my two cents.....

    I grew up in the Sunset Hills, and from what I remember there was a bar at that location in the early '70's. I dont recall it being anything else besides a bar and a pizza joint. It was Pub and Pizza in 1976 (I know cause I went there), then it was a place called Booters (silly name), then became Pub and Pizza again. I dont recall which place put the "addition" on the back though.

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  6. now is the time to bring back the Peacock house

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  7. Perfect location to resurrect Bimbos!

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  8. Sorry to resurrect an old thread here...but i would like to try...

    Just an quick informal poll:

    Would anyone like to see a decent place open up in that same location?

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  9. They're finally about to reopen as "Duke's Pub and Pizza".

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  10. With a passion for pizza Naples Pizza Bar was created! We saw a need for an authentic Italian Pizzeria, family recipes were borrowed, cousins who run their own Pizzerias in Naples Italy were consulted and grilled! From there an award winning and very unique crust (dough) that really has set Naples Pizza Bar apart was invented.
    Supreme

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