Two North Texas pizza joints are making the pilgrimage to the suburbs to open second locations later this year.
The first is already a suburban staple. Plano's Taverna Craft Pizza and Beer will be setting up shop in Southlake's Park Village, the same complex as REI, Michael's, Gloria's and forthcoming brewpub out of Dallas, Malai Kitchen. Taverna Rossa specializes in thin crust, stone-fire oven baked pizzas. The business, a venture by 33 Restaurant Group, sources local ingredients from vendors in McKinney, Dallas and Canton.
In addition to pizza and beer, the new location will also host live music, says a press release. And from the looks of a mock-up (above), there will also be a solid patio. It's expected to open this winter.
While Taverna is expanding out of Plano, another Dallas establishment is moving in.
ZaLat, the late-night pizza sibling to pho restaurant DaLat, just signed a lease in the Legacy Village Shopping Center, according to Crave DFW. The new spot "will mirror the Fitzhugh location exactly and only serve take out and delivery," says the pub. Hopefully means open until 4 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but we're waiting to hear back from owner Khanh Nguyen to confirm.
ZaLat opened in April and immediately caught buzz for its Srirancha dressing, a mix of Sriracha hot sauce and ranch. Hungry pizza lovers can order by calling or texting the kitchen (469-573-2007), and as of recently they can get their dessert fix too, since ZaLat now delivers Haagen-Daz and Ben and Jerry's ice cream.
The new ZaLat is expected to open in October.