Fredericksburg food truck Prometheus Pizza is opening a new restaurant in the same Hill Country city next year. The new physical Prometheus Pizza will be found at 108 South Lincoln Street, Suite 300 in Frederickburg’s downtown area starting sometime in the spring of 2024.
Prometheus’s food truck — currently parked at 1180 US 87 South — is run by co-owners, co-founders, and couple Christopher Stephens and Rachel Collins Stephens. They serve up red and white wood-fired Neapolitan-New York-style pizza, made using flour from Barton Springs Mill.
There are fun pies with punny names like the Breakfast of Champions, topped with boar chorizo, potatoes, and cured egg yolks; the Hestia Goes to Hawaii with pineapple, pancetta, and pickled jalapenos; and the CALL: 1-800-420-SHRM with shiitake mushrooms, a dehydrated mushroom dust, and pecan-pesto cream. Then there are salads like a Caesar, snacks like marinated olives, and desserts like brownies, peanut butter and jelly cookies, and lemon buckwheat tarts.
The forthcoming physical restaurant will expand its menu sandwiches (with hot and cold options), house-made pastas, and other entrees. It’ll be open for breakfast service with coffee and pastries from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., and then go into lunch and dinner services from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., all daily.
Well before Prometheus, Christopher Stephens was part of the opening teams of Thai restaurant Sway and New Texan restaurant Odd Duck; had worked at New American restaurant Emmer & Rye; managed Fredericksburg German restaurant Otto’s, and helped opened casual restaurant Tubby’s Ice House also in Fredericksburg. The couple moved to Santa Fe so that he could attend graduate school where he managed fine-dining Southwestern restaurant Geronimo.
When the Stephenses moved back to Austin, they were trying to figure out what they wanted to do. They decided on pizza and started out cooking at home for friends and family, then shifted into selling pies from their home in January 2020. This method of service worked well for them since the pandemic started. They opened Prometheus the food truck in October 2020.
While also serving out of the food truck, Prometheus also has been popping up all over the state, cooking up at places like Johnson City bar Nice n Easy, San Antonio wine bar Little Death, West, Texas-based wine shop Marfa Wine Co., now-closed Hill Country winery Southold Farm & Cellars, Austin luxury hotel Commodore Perry Estate, and Hill Country ranch Roam. There are planned pop-ups in January 2024 at East Austin wine bar LoLo and Hotel San Jose.