By Margaret MacDonald
Husband-and-wife team Justin and Maya Bartlett, owners of Dizzy Chicken Rotisserie in Glens Falls, are opening a second restaurant in the former Legends Café building, 102 Congress St., Saratoga Springs.
This new restaurant will have much in common with their first, though they hope to obtain a liquor license which they don’t have in Glens Falls, the owners said.
The interior will be completely redone. Exteriorly, the place will be “spruced up” with new railings and sidings, they said.
“We make everything in-house” including bread and mozzarella, and otherwise source locally, Justin Bartlett said. The chicken is antibiotic and cage-free “from egg to preparation” before being barbecued on a wood-burning rotisserie, thus the name “dizzy.”
Bartlett said he takes pride in the restaurant’s ability to provide homemade healthy and nutritious food in a casual, fun, family-oriented atmosphere. And the delivery aspect offers quality takeout at an affordable price with quick service.
Saratoga is a “happening food town,” a natural draw for the restaurant’s expansion. He said the so-called “slow food” movement, stemming most closely from the Hudson Valley chapter, is popular right now.
Menu items include chicken and spinach mac, smoke-roasted chicken thighs, smoked meatloaf, fire-roasted eggplant dip, house smoked pastrami, midnight pork, St. Louis ribs and smoked meatloaf.
“Though we don’t proclaim to be a ‘fine dining’ restaurant, our ingredients are approachable whole foods,” said Bartlett.
The couple hopes to open in June.
Online ordering will be available through the company website