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November 4, 2015

New Pasta Jay’s in Hays, Kansas

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Restaurateur “Pasta Jay” Elowsky – whose restaurant Pasta Jay’s will anchor a 12-storefront retail development at 43rd and Vine – is getting ready for his new location in Hays, set to occur mid-to-late spring.

Jay, daughter Josie, son Jay Wyatt.

The restaurant will offer a wide variety of Italian fare and will be the fourth location for the small chain, with others located in Moab, Utah; Boulder, Colo.; and Lone Tree, Colo.

While the model will be the same as the other locations, it will also be tailored to Hays, Elowskysaid.

“Steaks” came to mind, as he currently offers a 16-ounce New York strip and a 12-ounce baseball-cut sirloin in his Boulder location.

“I imagine those will be transferred down there,” he said.

But for Jay, his restaurants are more than a place for people to eat.


“We like to be involved in the community,” he said. “Customers and employees are like family.”

“Our best marketing tool is the food we service,” Jay said, noting his strong desire to make his restaurants “a place you can call home.”

The business is likely to create around 50 jobs and will be completely staffed locally after training by three or four people from outside locations, Elowsky said.

Developer Stephen Tebo of Tebo Properties is spearheading the development and originally reached out to Jay suggesting the Hays market would be a good fit for a new location.

For more on Pasta Jay’s, including company history and menus, click HERE.

RELATED: Architect says Tebo Village will be ‘a cut above.’ (Includes virtual tour of new retail shopping center.)

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March 25, 2014

Pasta Jay’s shares the love with his Pasta Sauce

by:  William Porter

Jay Elowsky of Pasta Jay’s is getting sauced — in a good way.

The owner of Pasta Jay’s restaurant in Boulder (1001 Pearl St., 303-444-5800) — and in Lone Tree and Moab, Utah, — is taking his popular marinara sauce to the retail level.

Elowsky has served the garlic-infused sauce at his Italian restaurant for more than 25 years, to whoever passed through his doors. Now he wants to jar it up for the world.

“Over the years, we’ve made enough sauce to cover the Pearl Street Mall in marinara,” reckons Elowsky. “Now I’m ready to dish some out for everyone.”

Elowsky says he’s long wanted to offer the sauce on the retail level, noting that his first forays into food involved peeling garlic for his grandmom in her kitchen.

Customers can get a take-home taste this week, when the first jars of marinara go on sale at the three locations. ($7.99 per, with four servings per jar.) Elowsky says the red sauce could shortly appear at specialty markets, plus larger outlets.

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March 22, 2014

Watch Pasta Jay launch Pasta Jay Sauce on Fox News 31 (Monday 24, 2014)


Get ready to sauce up your Monday morning as Pasta Jay cooks his secret marinara sauce live on Channel 31!

After twenty-five years perfecting his Marinara Sauce,  Jay Elowsky is sharing his creation with the world.  The offiicial launch of the Pasta Jay Sauce is Monday, March 24th, and to help celebrate, Jay will appear on Fox News, Channel 31, at 10:45, on Monday,  to share cooking tips and his garlic-infused sauce with the Fox 31 crew.

Watch and support your favorite Italian restaurant.

Jay’s famous marinara  goes on sale to the public on March 24. The marinara can be purchased at Pasta Jay’s restaurants in Boulder, Lone Tree and Moab.


March 20, 2014

Pasta Jay’s launches Pasta Sauce Line!

by:  Alicia Wallace

Pasta Jay’s, the Italian restaurant concept founded in downtown Boulder more than 25 years ago, is manufacturing its pasta sauce for retail, officials announced Tuesday.

Pasta Jay’s plans to can its marinara sauce in 24-ounce jars and start selling them in its restaurants on March 24. Pasta Jay’s operates restaurants at 1001 Pearl St. in Boulder, at 9226 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree and 4 S. Main St. in Moab, Utah.

“This is something that’s been in the works for a long time,” said Jay Elowsky, Pasta Jay’s owner.

The intention is to eventually widen the distribution of the secret family recipe sauce to specialty grocery stores, he said.

“I’m trying to get it into the local markets here in Boulder and see where it goes from there,” he said.

Pasta Jay’s Marinara is manufactured at the Kitchen Network commissary in Denver, Elowsky said.


March 6, 2011

Pasta Jay’s @ First Bank Center in Broomfield!


Now you can have your favorite food while you hear your favorite band at the First Bank Center in Broomfield! Pasta Jay’s has a booth at the Event Center — look for them the next time you are at a a show. 

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November 27, 2010

CU & Boulder’s Best 2010: Pasta Jay’s: Best Italian Restaurant”

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Pasta Jay’s
1001 Pearl St.

Pasta Jay’s has been providing Boulder with luscious Italian food for a past dual decades.

The downtown grill is a fun place to relax and hang out with friends and family — and eat some good Italian food.

Some tip entrees during Pasta Jay’s embody a homemade manicotti and ravioli, and Chicken Parmesan. The grill offers nightly specials that operation from Monday’s World Famous Spaghetti Night to Wednesday’s Lasagna Night.

Pasta Jay’s also serves adult appetizing pizzas like Jay’s Roman Orgy. Plus, these prices won’t make we bankrupt.

And, don’t forget about dessert: The Italian grill facilities Tiramisu, a Lemencello Tartuffo and a Grasshopper Pie.


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Read all of the 2010 Best of Boulder here.

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May 5, 2009

Jay Elowsky inducted into Boulder County Business Hall of Fame (4/30/09)

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