Liquor store owner Chris DiFiore has opened Dorothy O’Day’s Irish Pub in Clifton Park Center.
The 4,000-square-foot restaurant, named for DiFiore’s grandmother, opened in the upstate New York shopping mall in space formerly occupied by The Pasta Factory.
DiFiore, 49, is a graduate of Queensbury High School and 1985 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He spent two decades working in institutional food service operations around the Capital Region, including five years as a sales representative for Sysco in Halfmoon.
He has owned Voorheesville Wine & Liquor since 2005.
He and his wife, Kathy DiFiore, a nurse atAlbany Medical Center, and their family live in Clifton Park.
Tony Mancuso, who spent 18 years at The Century House in Latham, is the restaurant’s general manager.
DJ Friedman, also a CIA grad, runs the kitchen. Friedman worked in Las Vegas alongside celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, head judge of the Bravo network’s “Top Chef” series.
Dorothy O’Day’s is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Click here for a menu. A website for the pub is under construction.
Source: The Business Review, Pam Allen