Mia culpa time: When I put together my list of restaurants opening in 2016, I absentmindedly left off the two new projects from Apis. The excellent restaurant in Spicewood, which earned a spot in my Top 10 restaurants in Austin in 2015, is planning a pizzeria in Spicewood and a restaurant named Hive in Austin.
Pizzeria Sorelina will be located in the chapel style building on the Apis property in Spicewood and offer seated service at long family-style tables. The restaurant will served Italian pizzas that it considers a cross between Neapolitan and Roman-style pizzas. Apis says that almost all of the ingredients and products will be made on-site. The restaurant from executive chef Taylor Hall and chef de cuisine Adam Brick is expected to open in the spring and seat about 70 people.
Hive will be more casual than the flagship Apis and will have a menu that focuses on (and is organized by) providers. The idea is to bring attention to exceptional food producers, whether they be from New York City or Italy, and make a connection for the diner between source and plate.
“Hive wants their customers to see and understand why the chosen products are so personal to them,” a representative for the restaurant said.
The menu will feature small and large plates, as well as snacks and a large format menu. There is no firm opening date and the location is still to be determined. The restaurant will also be spearheaded by Apis executive chef Taylor Hall and chef de cuisine Adam Brick.