Let me introduce our June 2016 Spotlight client Uncle Si’s Pizza!                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Uncle Si’s Pizza was born after owner and operator Rich Radcliffe sold his telecom company to hang up his corporate hat for a favorite hobby- cooking and eating pizza!  Good bye international flights, hello kitchen and neighborhood friends! 

What could be better than making pizza for a living?  Doing it with one of your best friends! Rich runs the business with one of his best friends, Paul.  Rich and Paul go way back and I am sure there are more stories to uncover here but what I do know is that Paul also left his corporate career and followed his buddy Rich into the pizza business, blindly.   What I also found out is that Paul has never been a risk taker so this endeavor was a huge leap of faith in his buddy.  To date, he continues to stand by this decision. 

Today Rich and Paul work together in running a successful business, manage 17 employees, have 2 locations and have a great time serving their local customers and communities.  Uncle Si’s has two locations; 7229 Center Street Snoqualmie, WA and 3310 E Lake Sammamish in Sammamish, WA.

If you are one of the loyal Uncle Si’s customer’s you love pizza, beer and wings!

Uncle Si’s has their own IPA!  Stop by for a glass any night of the week… but mark your calendar for Wednesday nights when they host “Wine Wednesdays” from 5:30-9:00pm at their Sammamish location.  The Sammamish Uncle Si’s has a 21+ and over wine and bar space complete with comfy lounge chairs and outside seating.  It is a great spot for that summer after work drink.  Stop by with a friend or come alone and meet some of your neighbors!  They also offer $10 off of bottles and special order plates on Wine Wednesdays.  It has become a neighborhood favorite!

Rich and Paul take great pride in the restaurants quality of food and family friendly atmosphere.   All of Uncle Si’s spices and sauces are hand made from scratch daily!   They have great custom order pizza options whereby customers can choose from 1-99 toping combinations as well as the old standby favorites.  Another very popular item on the menu is their wings!  Rich told me on average the wing orders total 2,000 a week!  If you do the math, that adds up to be 110,000 wings a year!  I couldn’t help but give them a try and they are amazing!

When asked what role technology such as computers and the internet have impacted his business, Rich said that although he has lived a very tech based life, he much prefers being “old school” with customer based interaction and word of mouth referrals.  With that being said, Uncle Si’s does have a website, Facebook account, Twitter feed and customers are able to order a custom pizza from their phone!

Uncle Si’s Pizza is involved with the local community and feels it is important to give back.  Some of the groups they sponsor or give back to are: The local Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTSA), Teacher classroom events, Sammamish Little League, Snoqualmie Little League and more.

IT’S A PARTY!

Uncle Si’s invites you and your friends to a Neighborhood Parking Lot Party! 
This event is co-hosted with their neighbor, Big Block Brewery! 

When? Saturday June 25th 2016

Time?  5:00-9:00PM

What’s the Deal? $5 Drinks, Live Band, Fun Eats, 250+ Friends and Neighbors. Age 21+ and over.  Bring cash and your I.D. please.

Where? 3310 E Lake Sammamish, Sammamish, WA   Phone: (425) 654-5588

What’s Cool:  They make all of their own sauces and spices from scratch!  They also have a brewery next door with 16 beers on tap… Uncle Si’s has 4 so beers on tap so connoisseurs, this is your place!  www.unclesis.net
 www.bigblockbrewery.com/beer

Follow:  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SammamishUncleSiPizza   Twitter @unclesispizza

 

 

Article prepared by Stacey Scott , Photo credits: Stacey Scott