Time Out Pizzeria at 1350 Central Ave., in dowwntown Los Alamos is open for business. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
From left, crew member Rachal Allen, Time Out Pizzeria co-owners Trisha and Omar Sanchez and Geronimo Villa of TRK this afternoon in the dining room of new restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Time Out Pizzeria hosts a large salad bar with all the fixings. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Time Out Pizzeria opened very quietly at 4 p.m. Sunday in downtown Los Alamos.
“We wanted to give our crew time to get the kinks out before making a public announcement,” co-owner Trisha Sanchez told the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon.
She and co-owner/husband Omar Sanchez have created a family style restaurant in the 5,600-square-foot space at 1350 Central Ave., next to the Bradbury Science Museum. There is a large game room area adjacent to the dining room filled with arcade type games and will soon have an air hockey game, pool tables and shuffle board, Omar said.
The private meeting room on the other side of the dining room has seating for 50-60 people and will offer a big screen TV with Wi-Fi for presentations.
“There is no fee to rent the room but we ask that any food be purchased from us and not brought in from the outside,” Trisha said.
Toward the back of the dining room is an area set to become a souvenir shop, which will offer Los Alamos related items such as t-shirts and mugs.
The kitchen fills the space formerly occupied by Subway, the dining room is where Otowi Station Bookstore was and the private meeting room is where Los Alamos National Laboratory offices used to be.
Time Out Pizzeria has 18 crew members and applications are being accepted for more.
The new restaurant offers a large salad bar with all the fixings as well as pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers, malts, shakes, razzles and soft serve ice cream.
The walls are not yet decorated in the restaurant. Omar explained that they would like to use pictures reflecting the history of Los Alamos and sports memorabilia specifically related to Los Alamos sports.
“We are asking the community to bring in historical and sports photos and memorabilia related to Los Alamos that they have tucked away in their closets and don’t display anymore and let us display them here,” he said.
The couple emphasized that the 4,200 square-foot Time Out Pizzeria that they opened in November 2007 in White Rock will continue in full operation.
“We are adding a new foosball table to the games we have at the White Rock restaurant and will be buying new games for that restaurant and rotating the older games up here to the Los Alamos restaurant so the games at both places will always be changing,” Omar said.
Both restaurants are open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. The White Rock location already delivers and the Los Alamos restaurant will begin making deliveries to homes and businesses on the hill within the next week or so.
Omar and Trisha have four daughters and a son and live in White Rock.
A new salad bar offers a wide variety of toppings. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
New salad bar. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Air hockey, pool tables and shuffle board will be added to the new game room soon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Time Out Pizzeria co-owners Trisha and Omar Sanchez in the soon to be souvenier shop area of the restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The private meeting room seats 50-60 people and will have a big screen TV with Wi-Fi for presentations. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com