A reader recently brought to my attention that Spa City Pizza is no more (as of May), and there is a VERY interesting sign now sitting on the building at 119 Clinton Street:
The business was sold, and now will reopen under a new name, the Spa City Trifecta. The trifecta they’re referring to will include barbeque, ramen and Burgers… and I’m not entirely sure whether I should be excited or concerned.
Either way, it’s always fun when we get a new place like this in town, and I also really enjoy ramen. So we will have to see!
Anyone have any additional information on this? I’m really digging for some insider info!
The new owner recently catered a lunch event. I had to miss it, but I understand the BBQ was good. I’ll miss Spa City Pizza (especially since they didn’t close on Monday like my other favorites ), but it would be convenient having a good place for BBQ a few minutes closer than PJ’s. That said, the bar has been set for brisket in this area so they better bring their “A” game from day one. They are located in a, virtually, invisible location that requires advertising overhead and is out of the way for many potential customers.
I stopped by a couple of weeks ago and spoke with the new owner. He told me the same information you have and added he expects to open August 1st.
I’m confident that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I recently had a brokers open luncheon catered by this new restauranteur and the Barbecue was killer!
Our crowd of 30+ raved about the smoked bbq ribs, chicken, and turkey– even the native Texans left licking their fingers and looking forward to finally having authentic BBQ in Saratoga.
The side dishes of baked beans and potato salad were inventive and addictive, and the simple “summer lemon pie” left all of us wanting more.
I’m very anxious to try the burgers, ramen, and anything else they’ll make for me!
I finally got around to having lunch at Spa City Trifecta. It’s sort of out of the way, not distant, but not front of mind unless you live in the neighborhood. I live nearby and kept forgetting about this place. After one lunch, I will remember. I had the Corned Beef Reuben. It’s the best Reuben in Saratoga; a rating I previously assigned to Gaffney’s for comparison. The corned beef is made in house as is the Thousand Island dressing. Tender and flavorful describe the corned beef. Many cooks slather on the butter before grilling a Reuben. Not so here. When I make a Reuben at home, I skip the butter altogether. This was just right. Service is casual. Order at the counter, grab a drink from the cooler and they bring your food to your table on a real plate with real silver (not paper and plastic). Absolutely delicious. I look forward to going back. I’d also consider them for a catered event.