Hotly anticipated Uchi project St. Philip is getting ready to launch. The new bakehouse and pizza parlor now has hours and a sign and a pizza oven and oh yeah, they've been making lots of pastries. Neighboring coffee shop Stouthaus recently soft opened. The project doesn't have an official opening date, but Uchi's Tyson Cole tweeted today, "We're gonna have a bakery and pizza shop next week! Unreal."
Update! St. Philip has set an official opening date of October 2, The Statesman reports. Here's a first look at the restaurant's menu, which features pizzas, sandwiches, small plates and an entire section dedicated to meatballs.
The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner to start seven days a week, while the bakeshop will be open weekdays 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., and weekends 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Update 2! Here's the full opening press release:
St. Philip Pizza Parlor and Bakeshop Opens to the Public October 2nd
New concept from the group behind Uchi restaurants, St. Philip, will debut with menu featuring pizzas, meatballs, small plates, sandwiches, house made breads, pastries and sweets
September 22, 2014 (Austin, TX) - The group behind the Uchi restaurants is pleased to announce that the much-anticipated St. Philip will open its doors on Thursday, October 2nd. Located in South Austin in the small municipality within Austin known as Sunset Valley, at 4715 S. Lamar, St. Philip is named for the Patron Saint of Pastry Chefs and Bakers. Part pizza parlor and part bakeshop, guests may take out or dine in for lunch and dinner, with the bakeshop opening at 7 am.
Highlights from the menu include:
- Small plates - chicken and churros with maple, chipotle and chayote; and ricotta dumplings with corn and Serrano ham
- Pizzas - St. Philip with manila clams, ricotta, garlic and olive oil and Lox with cured salmon, Texas goat cheese, arugula, red onion, dill and olive oil (or you can build your own pie)
- Entrees - meatballs served in threes with options like chicken with parmesan brodo on a house made Dutch-crunch roll or sandwiches like the Cold Cutter with mortadella, salami, hot coppa and smoked provolone
Executive Pastry Chef and Director of Culinary Operations for Uchi restaurants, Philip Speer, is the chef and partner of the new restaurant and has been a driving force behind the development of the concept.
To maintain the delicious and surprising flavor combinations as well as the outstanding experience that guests have come to know and expect from the Uchi restaurants, Speer has put in place a great culinary team. Speer will oversee head chef Omar Rodriguez and head pastry chef Kerstin Bellah who both join from sister restaurant, Uchiko.
The bakeshop menu incorporates a balance of savory and sweet items that will change seasonally. The bakeshop will also offer the entire St. Philip dining menu with the exception of small plates to-go. The restaurant will feature a thoughtful curated list of craft beers and accessible wines available in both the bakeshop and dining room.
Designed by a collaboration of acclaimed local design firms Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, McCray & Co and Shelving Litmus Industries, the space utilizes mixed materials to create a design that is at once bright and warm. Sustainable products can be seen throughout with reclaimed long leaf pine in the counter tops and shelving to vintage wired glass separating the dining space from the bakeshop.
Upon entering the restaurant, guests will pass a covered patio housing outdoor dining. The entry will lead to the restaurant, while the bakeshop will have its own entrance on the north side of the building. Guests can access the bakeshop from inside the restaurant as well.
St. Philip is located at 4715 S. Lamar in Sunset Valley and open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bakeshop hours are as follows: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday - Sunday, 8 a.m to 9 p.m. The restaurant hours are: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations for parties larger than six can be made by calling 512.358.7445 and through OpenTable by visiting www.stpaustin.com. For more updates and special updates visit St. Philip on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/
StPhilipAustin and @StPhilipAustin.