It’s official: beloved Austin pizzeria Home Slice Pizza has confirmed its plans to expand to Houston after weeks of rumors.
Home Slice confirmed its plans to expand to Houston today, according to the Austin American Statesman, but says that it has not signed a lease on a space. That said, incorporation documents filed with the Texas Secretary of State’s office and sleuthed out by a poster on Houston real estate forum HAIF indicate that Home Slice Pizza secured a limited liability corporation with the name “Home Slice Pizza Houston Midtown Main, LLC” in September. Considering the name, it’s likely that Home Slice is headed to the MidMain development in Midtown, which currently houses Natachee’s Supper N Punch, Double Trouble, Tacos a Go Go, and more shops and eateries.
Described by Eater Austin as the city’s essential pizzeria, Home Slice has been open for upwards of 13 years and still attracts lengthy lines. Known for its thin crust, New York-style slices topped with accoutrements ranging from the typical pepperoni and mushrooms to ritzier options like fried eggplant and house-roasted red peppers, Home Slice currently operates two full-service restaurants in Austin along with More Home Slice, a takeout-only spot.
Now that the expansion is official, Home Slice is the second Austin-based pizzeria to set its sights in Houston in recent months. In September, Austin-based pizzeria Southside Flying Pizza opened its first Space City outpost in the East End at 2240 Navigation Boulevard.
Eater has reached out to Home Slice Pizza for more details on its plans for Houston. Stay tuned for an update.
Update: Monday, 1:16 p.m.: This post has been updated throughout to reflect Home Slice Pizza’s owners confirming the expansion.