Flight Bar + Grille restaurant to open in Huxley, near Ames, this fall

Matt and Marianne Pacha’s dream to open a restaurant will launch this fall, as Flight Bar + Grille opens on the north side of Huxley.

With a name and theme inspired by the local Ballard school district’s mascot, the Bombers, Flight takes off with several references to airplanes.

“The Ballard Bombers mascot is a B-52 airplane so we want to tie into that,” Marianne said. “And we plan on offering a lot of different kinds of flights — beer and other different, fun flights, maybe some food flights, some wine flights, things like that.”

The business name’s nod to the community is also an indication of the type of atmosphere the Pachas are looking to foster — a hometown place where everyone feels welcome.

The Pachas have lived in Huxley for four years and are originally from a similarly sized town in eastern Iowa. They have a son, Warren, who will be 2 in November.