Looking ahead: Via 313 to open near University of Texas

Via 313 serves thick, cheesy square slices of pizza they call Detroit-style. (Knox Photographics)
Via 313 serves thick, cheesy square slices of pizza they call Detroit-style. (Knox Photographics)

Brothers Brandon and Zane Hunt will open a second brick-and-mortar location of their Via 313 Pizzeria. The restaurant will be located at 3016 Guadalupe St. in the former home of Blackbird & Henry.

The new Via 313 will have the same menu as the Oak Hill location, but, with an expanded kitchen, will be suited to handle traditional phone-in call-in orders, as well.

Zane Hunt said they will “take a little bit of time to make it our own” and hope to be open by the end of the first quarter. He said that the restaurant, which will be open for lunch and dinner daily, will transform some from the Blackbird & Henry aesthetic and will  be “more Detroit looking.”

Via 313 opened their first pizza trailer in December 2011, and have trailer locations at Violet Crown Social Club (1111 E. Sixth St.) and Craft Pride (61 Rainey St.), in addition to their restaurant at 6705 U.S. 290 at William Cannon Drive.

Blackbird & Henry, the British-accented Texas bistro from chef Mark Schmidt, closed last month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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