It's official: Home Slice Pizza, arguably the most famous pizzeria in Austin, will open a Houston location in early 2021 at the former Winbern Mess Hall space at 3701 Travis St. in Midtown, according to an announcement Tuesday.
This will be the first location outside Austin for the pizzeria, whose original spot that opened on South Congress Avenue in 2005 still gets lines out the door. Home Slice also operates a take-out annex next to the original, and in 2018 they cut the ribbon on a second location in the North Loop neighborhood of the city.
“Midtown is evolving into the most walkable, dense neighborhood in Houston, making it a perfect fit for the Home Slice brand, which is rooted in the pizzerias and slice joints of NYC,” said Joseph Strickland, co-founder of Home Slice Pizza, and a Houston native, in a press release.
Home Slice is known for its New York-style pizza, meaning tall, thin-crust slices that are foldable and greasy. Along with that, the Houston location will have salads, hot and cold sub sandwiches, calzones, homemade desserts, and both beer and Italian wine.
It's not the first Austin pizza joint to enter the Houston scene: Southside Flying Pizza opened its Bayou City location last year, during a time when the city had started having a pizza revolution of sorts.