Fast-casual concept sets up shop in Downtown’s up-and-coming southern end
by Nicole Marin
Jan 1 2016
It’s been years since the south end of Downtown has seen a new restaurant, but that all changed on January 8 when Your Pie Pizza held its official grand opening. With lines that ran outside the restaurant and wrapped around the corner, it was clear that Downtowners were ecstatic about the new build-your-own pizza concept.
Your Pie offers customers a fast, casual yet, completely artisanal experience with both its specialty pizzas and the option to build-your-own pizza or panini. The restaurant prides itself on high-quality food made from fresh ingredients, including the sauces and dressings, which are made from secret recipes, and their dough, which is precisely prepared and hand-tossed upon order. The menu also includes chopped salads, cheese sticks and a variety of gelato.
Unlike other locations within the franchise, this one boasts 25 taps of craft beer and a unique selection of boutique red and white wines. Your Pie is also the first place Downtown to sell growlers – glass or ceramic jugs used to transport draft beer. In case you’re wondering if they’ll deliver beer with your pizza, the answer is yes!
The debut Houston location for the Your Pie franchise is conveniently located in a street-level corner space at SkyHouse Houston. “We felt like this was the ideal spot for us,” said owner and operator, Cindy Thomsen, speaking of the proximity of the METRORail (Red Line) and in relation to all of the residential projects that will be coming online within the next few years.
With its urban location, contemporary accents, and a wide selection of craft beers, Your Pie is sure to be a hit with the millennial base that is starting to call Downtown Houston “Home.”