|Hi-Rise's pizza is nearly always less expensive than the chain
outfits, but rest assured
the quality and taste is a real pleaser for pizza lovers. You can get
a big pepperoni
pizza on Thursdays for $6.99. The Big Bend business, whose name is
derived by being
built above the flood plain, was started about 1991 by the late Don
and Sally Whipkey,
who formerly ran the Grantsville Hotel.|
The Dawson's have operated the restaurant since 1995, recently
remodeling it. The
atmosphere is pleasant and quiet. "My dad work's in Ohio during the
week. He's a
silent partner, but he reads The Hur Herald every day. Even has his
Cleveland reading it," according to Tina Dawson.
Hi-Rise has a huge menu
"We have the best pizza, and the best price" says, Tina Dawson
Dawson said "It's a good thing the business was built high. There have
floods in recent years, 1997 and 2000, which would have caused big
Besides the "glorious pizzas," Hi-Rise is a full-service restaurant
catering to clientele
in Calhoun, Ritchie and Wirt counties. "We can seat 35 people in our
sit-down side. We
have a really large, full-service menu of dinners, besides the dozens
of specialty subs
(fifteen in all), hotdogs, burgers, pastas and salads. People are
really surprised about
our offerings," she said.
The restaurant has a great selection of appetizers, side orders, soups
and a big
favorite - soft ice cream, sundaes, hot fudge brownie surprise, milk
parfaits, banana splits, floats and you name it.
They even have a complete breakfast menu, including breakfast pizzas.
probably has the biggest menu of any place in the county.
"Friday and Saturday are the big pizza nights, but more people are
coming out to our
restaurant for dinner," Dawson said. Hi-Rise is regularly open from
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(later on weekends). Until spring they will be closed on Monday.