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Pizza Place to reopen as


under new ownership of Brian Mahoney


by Jeanne Lieberman



New pizza place owner Brian Mahoney can barely contain his enthusiasm at acquiring the pizza place.


No stranger to Fire Island, he started working as a 14 year old in Ocean Beach at a place called Morning Call washing dishes, waiting tables, and pretty much anything to do with the restaurants on fire Island until he went to the University of South Carolina where he majored in Restaurant Management.

Since then he has opened three restaurants and sold them - pre-pandemic - good timing.


An  admitted workaholic, he’s been looking around for another opportunity while working in restaurants in Bayshore. He actually called Dennis before Dennis, himself, was planning to sell, having learned that Dennis sold his house in Kismet. Mahoney's partners are Wes and Jason Little, owners of the Seaview Market.


Brian Mahoney actually has a long history in Kismet.

His Kismet pedigree is impeccable:  his uncle, Michael, and Aunt Liz (of the Helm family), actually owned the water company for over 30 years and we all know of the many Helm houses in Kismet. And Brian who lives in Atlantique  will never be far away.


Why trust an Irishman with pizza? Because Brian learned much during his  close association  for many years with the Casa Befi Pizza restaurant in Bayshore, which has inspired him, beside adding more modern pizza making equipment, to get the best dough, flour and ingredients  "in rich Italian style"  in the theory that "if you start with the good stuff you will end with good stuff".


The ice cream making equipment will be the same.


He has no big plans at the moment to change the pizza place as he is planning to open almost immediately.

The obvious changes this first season will be longer hours and an extended season (pending landlord Mooney’s approval).


He envisions making the place the “nicest patio on fire island".


Judging from Brian Mahoney’s energy and enthusiasm I am sure it will be.


Slice 'n Ice may be up and running as you are reading this.