Gannon and Angie Mendez started the Saucee Sicilian food truck with little more than borrowed money and family recipes.
9 years later it's become somewhat of a sensation, appearing on Diners Drive-ins and Dives and currently slinging 1,800 pizzas every week.
Now, after methodically renovating a space full of character at 1807 N. Classen Boulevard, they are ready to open their brick-and-mortar.
Doors will open next Wednesday, October 19th with a basic dinner menu, then hours and offerings will gradually be expanded. Ultimately they will serve lunch and weekend brunch and add pasta and other dishes.
The space is amazing with restored floor-to-ceiling windows, the original tin ceiling and exposed brick throughout. There is a u-shaped pizza bar where you can watch them cook wood-fired Neapolitan pies, a long bar with local beers and a full complement of cocktails and wine, and even a charming back patio area.
To start, hours will be Wed 5 PM to 9 PM; Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5-10 and Sunday 5-9. The restaurant will be closed on Mon & Tue.
They will also continue to operate their popular food truck.