Pizza enthusiasts who frequent the Whiteaker community can also have been crestfallen, while Pizza Research Institute closed its doors in May. But next month, the triangular block among Blair Boulevard and Van Buren — which a few would possibly say is formed like a slice of pizza — will once more be domestic to a pizzeria.
The aptly named Slice Pizzeria & Bar will open in mid-to overdue September and be serving, starting from 4 p.M. Until the middle of the night and till 2 a.M. On Fridays and Saturdays. It’s coming from the equal duo who opened Pizza My Cart, a trailer stationed in the back of the Horsehead Bar in downtown Eugene.
Co-owner Travis Holiday says he and enterprise accomplice Josh Rodriguez to add lunch hours on the pizzeria in early 2020. It may have a complete bar and seat 60 interior and 20 outside.
True to its call, Slice will provide a big choice of pies via the slice. Customers will order at the counter, and meals could be delivered out to tables. Holiday compares the provider style, and the pizza to Eugene’s Mezza Luna Pizzeria, wherein he and Rodriguez met six years ago and worked together.
“Our major portion of the pizza is thin like theirs; however, our crust is a good deal poofier. Our baking is a little different than theirs. We nonetheless have the same fashion of oven they have. But we goal closer to getting a crispier crust on the bottom while nonetheless being chewy in the center,” Holiday stated.
He describes the pizza as New York-fashion and says they’ll upload Detroit-style (rectangular, deep dish) options if oven space lets in. Unlike PRI, Slice may have meat alternatives. But other than sparkling paint and a new color scheme, little about the physical space will alternate.
The Slice menu can be rounded out with appetizers and salads. A new oven is being set up to boom pizza capacity, and there are plans to convert the smaller delivery field inside the rear patio to a bar for next summer season.
While waiting for the brand new pizzeria to open, customers nevertheless can get their pizza fix. Pizza My Cart is at 99 W. Broadway and is open from noon Monday thru Saturday. It’s open till midnight and till 2 a.M. Friday and Saturday.
The 2d Pizza My Cart outpost became really a truck and became in brief at Cider Station on River Road till about three weeks ago. Holiday and Rodriguez acquired its ultimate fall for special activities. However, they will maintain onto it for that motive said the business wasn’t sturdy enough on the River Road meals cart pod to make staying open there possible.
Both are excited they landed in The Whit after numerous efforts to nail down a brick-and-mortar restaurant someplace else around town, said Holiday.