For now, State Line Pizza will deliver
NORTH CANAAN — The lights are off in the dining area and bar at State Line Pizza Restaurant on Route 7, but the front entry is lit by lights and by the effervescent smiles of the wait staff, who really want you to come in and order some food.
Standing nearby is owner Chris Christodoulou, who also really wants you to come in and order some food, although he looks a bit less effervescent and a bit more deeply anxious.
It’s never easy to own a restaurant but this is a particularly uneasy time. And so the gang at State Line are keen to have you come by or call. One way that Christodoulou is able to keep the waitresses on the payroll is by having them do deliveries, to homes now instead of to tables.
“We don’t usually do delivery,”Christodoulou said, but this is a special situation. And someday when the quarantine is over, perhaps he’ll continue with delivery. He isn’t sure. So much is unknown these days.
Including his inventory. The restaurant’s suppliers are struggling to fill orders. And it’s hard for Christodoulou to put in orders that will allow him to feed customers but not leave him with a lot of unused food in the coolers.
So far, he said, “people are mostly ordering pizzas but we are trying to still offer the full menu,”which has salads, soups, sandwiches, gyros, grinders (hot and cold) and classic Italian dishes, from pastas to chicken dishes, and a few seafood choices.
The menu is online at www.statelinepizzeria.com/Menus or call 860-824-1554.