Slice of the Southside
Favorite San Antonio pizzeria decks out new location in Brooks development
For one San Antonio pizza spot, the pie’s the limit. Fresh off opening its second location in Medical Center in August 2018, Deco Pizzeria is rolling out out a third location in Brooks.
Owner Jacob Valenzuela tells CultureMap that he is shooting for a June debut, but admits that may be ambitious. An exact grand opening date will be announced later in the year.
Founded in 2011 in a building that formerly housed a 1930s-era gas station at 1815 Fredericksburg Rd., the first two locations of Deco have become favorite community hangouts. The restaurant has especially embraced its role supporting local arts, whether hosting live musicians or working with visual artists like Cruz Ortiz.
Valenzuela says the new location will have a similar vibe to Medical Center with eclectic decor and a vibrant color palate. A garage door will look out to the patio and the oak trees at Brooks.
The menu will also look familiar to fans. Pies include classics like pepperoni and supreme, but the restaurant will also offer originals like the Chef Ruben with pesto, spinach, roasted asparagus, artichoke, and grilled shrimp and a the Cajun-inspired N’awlins with a spicy cream sauce and a choice of crawfish or shrimp.
Appetizers include house cheese bread, fried pork skins, spinach feta rolls, and newer items like pork belly and fried mushrooms. And the new shop will also continue to carry Deco’s award-winning jumbo chicken wings in flavors like lemon pepper, buffalo, and raspberry chipotle.
Like the other locations, the Brooks spot will have a full bar. Carrying on a company tradition, the cocktails will be named for landmarks in the Southside neighborhood.
Deco is just the latest Alamo City restaurant to sign on at Brooks. Chef Johnny Hernandez is relocating El Machito in the development and will also be opening a new La Gloria. Meanwhile, Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery is working on a both a new eatery and brewery.