Trapani’s Canandaigua Hots coming in early 2013 | News
Jacob Trapani is a busy man.
The Canandaigua resident plans to open Trapani’s Canandaigua Hots at 41 Niagara St. with his wife, Amanda, in late January or early February. Trapani, 25, also is an owner of a bottled water company and an equipment company, and he also has a newborn daughter. While balancing all these things,
Trapani and his wife have been remodeling the Niagara Street building since August.
As with many area businesses with “Hots” in the title, an amalgamation of meat, home fries, macaroni salad and hot sauce will be a highlight of the menu. The Braves plate ($6.95) will be available with a choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, Italian sausage or chicken fingers for meats. There will also be a smaller “half-plate” for $4.99 and a larger “Three Brothers” plate — consisting of Italian sausage, a burger and chicken strip — for $8.25, Trapani said.
Many of the items on the menu are named after Trapani’s friends and family members. This includes a dish called "Jim’s dump truck."
“It’s a cheeseburger with bacon, and a Zweigle’s hot dog split on top of the burger with hot sauce or any other topping,” Trapani said of the dump truck meal named after his friend.
The menu will also include traditional items such as chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, fried pickles, and a variety of pasta dishes. Trapani noted that the goal was to keep the meals under $10.
While the front area of the restaurant will open first, the plan is to eventually turn the back area into a lounge for patrons.
Canandaigua Hots will be open Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m., Trapani said. He added that he is also aiming to have live music and comedians perform in the eatery.
Trapani is no stranger to starting businesses. Aside from the bottled water company and equipment business, he started a lawn-mowing service when he was 18.