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Hip local pizza joint heats up Central Austin with newest location

Hip pizza joint heats up Central Austin with newest location

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Via 313 will open a second brick-and-mortar location near UT campus. Photo by Knoxy Knox

Via 313 fans, rejoice. A second brick-and-mortar location for the tasty Austin pizza joint is in the works near the University of Texas campus.

The beloved pizza spot will take over the former restaurant space of Blackbird & Henry, located at Guadalupe and 31st streets, reports Austin360.

Brothers Brandon and Zane Hunt's Detroit-style pies grew to fame on the east side with a food truck outside of Violet Crown Social Club, spreading to another mobile outpost on Rainey Street. The duo opened a first brick-and-mortar in Oak Hill during April of this year.

The South Austin destination expanded Via's menu by adding appetizers, salads, and standard "bar pies," in addition to a stellar beer lineup and full bar. Via 313 in Oak Hill was recently named one of our favorite new restaurants of 2015.

The campus-area location will offer the same menu as Oak Hill. The Hunts told Austin360 that they are planning on a larger kitchen to handle more phone orders too. No concrete opening date has been announced, but Austinites should expect Detroit-style pizza near The Drag sometime in 2016.