As they eye an early 2018 opening of their second location, Home Slice Pizza will forego its annual Carnival O’ Pizza. But the restaurant has come up with a way to amp up its community support during the month of November. Home Slice Pizza on South Congress will open its dining room for dinner each Tuesday of November, a day which the restaurant is traditionally closed, and will donate a portion of proceeds from the four days to SAFE Austin (November 7), CASA of Travis County (November 14), Urban Roots (November 21) and No Kid Hungry (November 28), respectively. The longtime community staple is branding the series of fundraising dinners “DOUGHvember.”
While the Carnival won’t be happening, the team still has plans for family friendly activities each of the nights, along with a raffle (purchase tickets for $10 at the restaurant) for a chance to win free pizza for a year. The raffle money will go to the one of the four charities the winning participant writes on her ticket in advance.
Now, what was that about that early 2018 opening? Indeed, the owners say the plan to open their location at 501 E. 53rd St. sometime in winter 2018. As previously reported, the new location in North Loop will have a full bar, more parking, serve Sicilian and New York-style pies, Buffalo wings and more. Check out Home Slice’s Facebook page for more information on DOUGHvember and the forthcoming location.
Correction: Home Slice Pizza plans to open its second location in early 2018, not necessarily in Janaury, as previously reported in this post.