The rumors are true: Oak Hill is getting their very own outpost of Via 313. Eater noted yesterday that Via 313 had signed a lease in Oak Hill, and co-owner Zane Hunt confirms he and his brother Brandon will open a restaurant there in early 2015. Their restaurant will replace Flores Mexican Restaurant, which they note will stay open through December 2014.
The brick and mortar move will also represent a big menu expansion for Via 313. In addition to the beloved square Detroit-style pizzas, their new restaurant will serve other styles of pizza "not available in Austin," as well as appetizers, salads, and desserts. In an interview with Eater, the brothers mentioned having trained with Neapolitan pizza makers, though Neapolitan is definitely well represented in Austin. Both trailers will stay open, with no changes planned. The full announcement is below.
Via 313 is extremely excited to announce our expansion to a full restaurant and pub in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Austin in the late Winter/early Spring of 2015.
We've long wanted to open a neighborhood pizza spot where folks could gather and get a pizza and a beer with friends and families. The sort of place where memories are created and passed on to the next generation. The restaurant will be part pizza parlor, part neighborhood pub, and full ode to the passion of great pizza from around the country as we will feature multiple regional pizza styles on the menu.
We'll continue to make our famous Detroit Style Pizza while expanding the menu to feature other styles not available to Austin to go along with a full menu of appetizers, salads, and desserts. The menu items will continue to be house-made and we will be working with local farms to source produce and meats. We will offer local craft beers, wine, and liquor and will be open for lunch and dinner, dine-in or carry out.
Via 313's current locations-trailers on the east side at the Violet Crown Social Club and on Rainey St. behind Craft Pride are NOT going anywhere, no changes to them at all.
The location at 6705 U.S. 290, Austin, TX 78735, is where Flores Mexican Restaurant has been in operation for many years. Flores remains open at that location and will continue to be until December 2014
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