AUSTIN -- After announcing that it would be opening a second location last summer near North Loop, the popular Austin pie joint Home Slice Pizza finally revealed its opening date.
The long-awaited pizzeria will officially open its doors at 501 E. 53rd Street on May 30 at 11 a.m., but a soft opening with limited seating and takeout availability will begin on May 16. Take-out orders can be placed by phone at 512-707-PIES (7437).
According to Home Slice pizzamakers, the new location combines several beloved features of the original Home Slice and its More Home Slice annex, including full-service dine-in, patio seating as well as indoor and outdoor bar seating. The new location will also include a dedicated take-out window and counter service for people to pick up their pies on the go.
Expanded offerings will include a full bar with a cocktail program, which Home Slice calls a "carefully-curated spirit list built to support the creation of classic drinks from various eras and also features some specially chosen vermouths and amaros." Home Slice will also be expanding its draft beer offerings to include a rotating local tap in addition to offering the Italian favorite Peroni.
A new exclusive to the North Loop location, the pizza place will expand its menu to include buffalo wings. It will also offer the specialty Sicilian square pie six days a week ... until it runs out.
The new 4,000-plus-square-foot facility was designed in partnership with the Austin-based Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, Home Slice founders Jen Scoville Strickland, Joseph Strickland and Terri Hannifin-Buis, along with partners and longtime employees Nano Whitman, Jeff Mettler and Adam Cooper.