Craving a crispy, thin crust pizza and an ice cold beer or cocktail? Pie Society can make that happen for you.
Most people love Pie Society ‘s inventive pizzas and hip vibe. The local restaurant has earned high ratings in online reviews, and for good reason. Pie Society uses a lot of local ingredients in its seasonal menu of pies, such as Stubb’s BBQ sauce, and Texas goat cheese and honey. The thin crusts also appeal to many people.
You’ll find a solid list of classics, such as Margherita (aka “The Illuminati”) and Italian sausage pizzas. But Pie Society also has a playful touch in the kitchen with rotating special pies.
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For example, a recent Sunday brunch special was “Prosciutto of Greatness,” with garlic oil, roasted garlic, mozzarella, pesto-whipped eggs, prosciutto, and arugula. The “Bee Positive” featured bacon, mozzarella cheese, baked eggs, arugula and local honey. Try a Bloody Mary or mimosa to wash it down.
Pie Society also offers lunch combo meals with a slice, soft drink, and house salad. Another special pizza coming up on June 23, 2019, is “Must Have Been the Summer” pizza, honoring The Grateful Dead. This treat has garlic oil, goat cheese, and rose petals among the ingredients.
Pie Society clearly takes great care in coming up with fun, unique recipes that incorporate local ingredients. Summer in Texas Hill Country means peaches are in season. Pie Society is using ripe Texas peaches and local honey to make a seasonal vinaigrette for salads.
That’s right; Pie Society has a fine selection of salads, sandwiches, and calzones–for those who aren’t in a pizza mood. The eatery even has vegan cheese if you prefer a dairy-free pizza.
The Texas goat cheese appetizer sounds delightfully decadent. It comes with a roasted garlic bulb, pizza sauce, Texas honey, and homemade crostinis. The garlic knots are large and filling.
Pie Society also has a full bar with specialty cocktails and a nice selection of craft beer, many of the options local. Keep an eye on the business Facebook page for Friday Pint Nights, where you can buy a pint of a select beer and keep the glass.
The restaurant is decorated in a modern, sort of industrial style, with exposed air ducts and high ceilings, and a mix of metal and wood furniture. Pie Society has daily specials, and an early happy hour that runs from 2-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There’s also a special Sunday brunch happy hour.
Pie Society also runs a weekly photo contest. Snap a fun photo with one of the pizzas and post it online, tagging Pie Society. You could win a free 16-inch, two-topping pizza. The team reposts the winning photo on social media each week.
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This casual restaurant must be doing something right, as its celebrating five years in business this month. Happy birthday, Pie Society. Here’s wishing you many more years of bringing tasty New York-style pizza to San Marcos, Texas.
Is anyone else feeling hungry now?