Don’t expect a carbon copy of the Home Slice Pizza flagship when the North Loop location opens later this year. In addition to the pizzas, sandwiches and salads that transformed the South Congress neighborhood restaurant into a city-wide sensation, the new location will feature a robust classic cocktail menu (think Manhattan, Boulevardier and Harvey Wallbanger), an expanded selection of local craft beers and add new food items, such as Buffalo wings. The puffy, square Sicilian slices and pies currently served only as Monday and Thursday specials at the South Congress location will also be available daily at the North Loop restaurant.
The restaurant at 501 E. 53rd St. (at the corner of Duval Street) will offer take-out, patio seating and both indoor and outdoor bar seating. While the restaurant, which is being designed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, will seat about the same number patrons and have the same oven space as the original, the new location will feature twice the amount of parking.
“Buffalo wings are part of almost every pizzeria experience where I grew up,” Home Slice co-founded and Genseco, New York native Jen Scoville Strickland said. “And just like the claim we make with our NY-style pies, we are looking forward to turning Austin on to this regional delicacy done right.”