We’re often asked how the name the Piggy Bank was “coined”. Well, one of the mainstays to our menu is pork, and if you look towards the bar you will see a vestige of the building’s use between 1900 and 1980. That old bank vault door weighs nearly four tons and continues to glisten today thanks to weeks of reconditioning by our local locksmith back in 1999 when we labored to convert the first floor into a restaurant. Interestingly, the award-winning renovation of the building was actually a conversion from a 20-room boarding house, the use of the property up until 1996. One of the reasons the boarding house was closed down was due to the use of the vault as a sleeping room (shag carpeting included!)
After twelve months of intensive work and restoration, The Piggy Bank Restaurant opened its doors in 2000. At that point, we were braving the Beacon restaurant scene along with pizzerias, pubs, delis and Chinese restaurants. Our menu has grown since that time in response to the tastes and desires of local families and the folks visiting Beacon. The all-American down home cookin’ and specialty in authentic southern BBQ (check out our smoker) has kept ‘em coming back for more! Enjoy your meal and don’t forget to save room for our homemade desserts!
Hudson Valley Magazine
Managing Assets | Two Valley restaurants give new meaning to the term "food bank"
“I lived in southside Chicago for 12 years, which is like living in the South: there are barbecue joints everywhere. When I moved to Beacon, I couldn’t find a single one,” says Berlin. And that needed to change. read the rest here...