SARATOGA SPRINGS — Popular restaurant, Pig ‘N Whistle located in Burnt Hills is opening a Broadway location on July 31. The new spot is located at 392 Broadway, formerly Circus Café.
According to Jordan Bush, proprietor of Pig ‘N Whistle, the restaurant first opened its doors in 2012. The Clifton Park native, who comes from an Irish family says that in Irish terms Pig ‘N Whistle means health and happiness. Bush is currently in a lease to buy out and has been at the Broadway location since last month. The dining room in the new location is 1,002 square feet and can seat 116.
“It’s a little different, the other one is more of a rustic feel. The one we are bringing up here is more of a modern authentic Irish feel. There are a lot of copper and brass stuff,” said Bush.
“Everything in the entire building and when I say this, I mean it, it’s like every single thing in there is brand new, we gutted the entire place,” he added.
The menu will feature an Irish American Cuisine with a focus on burgers. However, the menu is about half the size of the menu in Burnt Hills.
“There will be Irish fare on the menu but I don’t think that Saratoga has a real burger spot so we are going to try to specialize on our burgers, but we’ll definitely be able to come here and get awesome Irish food. Anything from fish and chips to bangers and mash to shephard’s pie. We are going to feature prime rib every Friday night and then we’re going to have corned beef and cabbage on the 17th of each month,” Bush said.
“Our burgers here are going to be much different; they’re going to be beef chuck and brisket blend, so its very juicy. It’s a large burger, 7 oz., a big big burger,” he added.
It was an obvious decision to open a Broadway location for Bush and his business partner Scott Solomon. Solomon was the former owner of Mingle on the Avenue located in Saratoga Springs.
“Well, when we saw the opportunity for Saratoga, Saratoga has kind of always been the place that I’ve always loved. This is one of the places that when I go out or when I want to go have fun somewhere, this is where I go... Just growing up I loved the track, I loved the population up here, I like that you can walk everywhere, I like that its a local community base so as soon as we had the opportunity ... Me or Scott didn’t really see a reason not to jump on it,” Bush said.