The original Pinthouse Pizza on Burnet Road. (Credit: Emma Janzen)

Pinthouse Pizza will open its second location next year, filling the space previously occupied by Chili’s in the Brodie Oaks shopping center (4236 S. Lamar Blvd.). The restaurant is in the middle of the bureaucracy-hurdling process. They speculate that they may be able to open by the middle of next year, depending on the permitting process. The brew pub and pizzeria will be larger than the original on Burnet Road and will feature an outdoor area for dining and drinking.