The Planing Mill

778 E Center Ave
Visalia CA 93292
(559) 713-0818
  • PUB QUIZ—Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
About The Planing Mill


Consider us your neighborhood pizza parlor with a gourmet twist. We visited some of the greatest pizzerias on the West Coast, took the best parts of each, and brought them to Visalia as best we could. Then we added our own Central Valley twist. The end result is our menu of  hearty, flavorful pizzas made with the freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. From the adventurous “Thai Pie” to the customer favorite “Kitchen Sink”, there’s truly something for all types of pizza lovers. We rounded out our menu with a variety of signature sandwiches, farm fresh salads, and delicious appetizers like our bruschetta and artichoke fritters.

Then there’s the beer. Twenty-one taps of fresh craft beer and cider plus a massive variety of cans and bottles.

At The Planing Mill, we are committed to providing great food and guest service in a comfortable, family friendly atmosphere. We are also dedicated to serving our community through our monthly “Pizza with a Purpose” non-profit fundraisers and other efforts.

Come see our spacious new location, complete with outdoor patio and lawn area. We think you’ll find The Planing Mill to be a pretty fun place to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family!

But don’t just take our word for it. In 2017, the Visalia Chamber of Commerce named us Small Business of the Year!


A lot of people see our name and spend the next few seconds trying to say it. Let us help. It’s pronounced “PLAIN-ing” Mill, though there’s certainly nothing “plain” about us!

So why the name? Our first location was part of the original Visalia Planing Mill. Founded in 1851, the mill crafted specialty wood products for generations of Visalians. In fact, many older homes and businesses in town have doors and cabinets that were hand-crafted right here on our property. In honor of this legacy, and as a reflection of our commitment to artisanship, the name fit perfectly.



Tue Aug 20 2019
| by Quizmaster brian schulte

High scores abounded tonight at the Planing Mill! Michael Scott's Paper Company set the early pace, staying a point ahead of a logjam for second place during the early rounds. But Quizzical Therapists turned it on after the break with a successful double in Round 5 and high scores the rest of the way, taking home a hotly contested victory. Palpation Nation and Burt Reynolds's Ghost also picked up doubles late to place and show!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 21419 Quizzical Therapists 83 8 1.000
2 21942 Palpation Nation 80 7 0.875
3 18671 Burt Reynold’s Ghost 79 6 0.750
4 19820 You're a Quizzard Harry 71 5 0.625
5 19791 Dr. Google 67 4 0.500
6 18525 Michael Scott Paper Company 64 3 0.375
7 20018 3's Company 60 2 0.250
8 Mezgar Birthday Boy 48 1 0.125
9 20942 It’s World Mosquito Day 35 0 0.000


Tue Aug 13 2019
| by Quizmaster Senior Jalapeño


Guess Who's Back, Back again?

Anthony Jalapeno was back for one more night, filling in for Brian the Magnificent. It was a big night for Trivia with 11 teams competing for the Plaining Mill's gift cards.

After a few successful doubles in round #3 and #5, Burt Reynolds Ghost took the lead and ended in 1st Place. Little Lebowski's Urban Achievers trailed the leaders most of the game until Round #7. The Urban Achievers used some H2SO4 to burn through the competition and successfully doubled to take 2nd Place. Palpation Nation ended their run in 3rd Place.

It was fun hosting Trivia at the Planning Mill, and I hope the teams enjoyed having me on the Mic.

See you all soon.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 18671 Burt Reynold’s Ghost 70 10 1.000
2 20631 The Little Lebowski Urban Acheivers 63 9 0.900
3 21942 Palpation Nation 55 8 0.800
4 19820 You're a Quizzard Harry 54 7 0.700
5 21957 Reaping Raptors 48 6 0.600
6 21419 Quizzical Therapists 36 5 0.500
7 20018 3's Company 35 4 0.400
8 21947 Pineapple Express 32 3 0.300
9 Tater-Tots 16 2 0.200
10 Total MC's 12 1 0.100
11 J & D 11 0 0.000


Tue Aug 6 2019
| by Quizmaster Senior Jalapeño

It was the first night your guest host Anthony Jalepeno filled in for Brian the Magnificent and The Geek on (pause for a Dab) Fleek Devin. But Senior Jalepeno is definitely no stranger to the teams at The Planning Mill. I was welcomed by my peers/ rivals as I hosted last nights event.

Round #1 was played very conservative, but not Round #2 as 3's Company went for a successful double to take the lead. 3's Company only held the lead until Burt Reynolds Ghost scored a successful double in Round #3 and Round #6 to take home 1st Place and the $30 Gift Card. 3's Company was right behind them in 2nd Place and got the $20 Gift Card. You're a Quizzard Harry got a successful double in Round #6 which gave them 3rd Place and the $10 Gift Card.

Venue audio issues aside, I gave teams the opportunity to come up for question clarification or I read the question several times and fun was had by all.

I'll see you all again next week.


Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 18671 Burt Reynold’s Ghost 74 9 1.000
2 20018 3's Company 69 8 0.889
3 19820 You're a Quizzard Harry 59 7 0.778
4 12421 The Big Fact Hunt 52 6 0.667
5 20631 The Little Lebowski Urban Acheivers 51 5 0.556
6 19791 Dr. Google 45 4 0.444
7 21769 109 customs 43 3 0.333
8 21419 Quizzical Therapists 35 2 0.222
9 It's Gigi's Birthday Party 32 1 0.111
10 Team Manor 31 0 0.000
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