It has been a while since we have heard from pat Snuffer, the original owner of Snuffer’s where we could always depend on a great burger, some Tex Mex selections and those heaven;y gooey cheddar fries. Pat was busy this summer re-branding himself, with the help of his son and long time partner Steve Cole. Monday, November 10, 2014 Snuffer opens his new restaurant, Pat’s and Mike’s which is located in the former Battuto location at Preston and Frankford.
We received word via Snuffer earlier today that he would indeed open Monday. Look for a few burgers, but Pat’s and Mike’s will not be burger-centric. Highlights will include stone oven baked pizzas, roasted brisket, stuffed baked potatoes, hand breaded chicken tenders and salads. All the burgers will be made with an exclusive Angus Chuck and Short Rib blend. A variety of sliders including a Cheddarburger (Snuffer has an aversion to saying “cheese”), chicken, meatball and brisket all share space on the one page menu.
The pizza oven is a leftover beauty installed by the previous tenants Gene and Julie Gates, owners of Battuto. When they opened Battuto the Gates recounted how they had to rip apart the kitchen entrance in order to insatll the oven. It is both wood and gas powered, and we are unsure as of yet which way Pat’s will take the oven. What we do know is that the former pizzaiola is Battuto’s very own Palma who did a fine job 6 days a week at the oven station spinning pizzas for guests.
At the bar look for 36 ultra premium tequilas to go along with fresh juice margaritas, a well as 20 draft brews and a few dozen bottles and cans.
The motif is a bright blue and red scheme. The restaurant promises late night hours all week. Look for the doors to officially swing at 5pm tomorrow. The address is 18101 Preston.
Oh, curious who Mike is? That is son of Pat.