Slice of Sierra Pizza relocates, celebrates soft opening
After nearly six months, Slice of Sierra Pizza is reopening. Sparked by a desire to accommodate more people and events, the restaurant relocated to Harrison Avenue, close to Sno-Flake Drive-In, from its spot on Al Tahoe Boulevard.
Just like at its old location, the restaurant will sell East Coast, thin-crust-style pizza by the slice, in addition to full pies ranging from 12 to 24 inches. Slice of Sierra Pizza refers to itself as the home of non-GMO dough, and makes its concoctions with as many organic ingredients as possible.
“We have really unique pizza combinations — that’s a fun offering,” Sarah Sperber, who runs the shop with her fiancé Richard Ellis, said.
In addition to organic salads, the menu includes pizzas such as the Matterhorn (pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, red onion, black olive and bell pepper), P, B, G & J (Thai peanut sauce, bacon, garlic, jalapeño and tomatoes), Hangover (country gravy, potatoes, sausage, bell pepper and onions) and Philly Cheese (white sauce, roast beef, mushrooms, bell peppers and onions).
Slice of Sierra also offers vegetarian options like the Baked Potato Pie (white sauce, potato, red onion, tomato and garlic), Fiesta (green enchilada sauce, olives, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and corn) and Butter Veggie (butter coconut curry sauce, potato, onions, carrots and celery).
Don’t forget to top it all off with the S’more Pizza: fluffy dough with melted chocolate, marshmallow and topped with graham cracker crumbles. Drooling yet?
In addition to its daily specials — be sure to swing by for Wang Wednesdays to get three wings for $1 — the restaurant’s new location features arcade games, pool, air hockey, darts and a nightlife component.
“There’s a great dance floor space in the new restaurant. People can expect to see anything from metal to burlesque to reggae — any kind of music will be offered there,” Sperber noted.
On Saturday, March 11, at 9 p.m., the venue hosts a punk rock pizza party featuring Black Crosses, The Dammit Jims and Machine Gun Vendetta. One week later, Symbolik, Awaiting the Apocalypse, Condemned Existence and Convulsions headline the pizza joint’s metal night.
Slice of Sierra held its soft opening on Wednesday, Feb. 8, but has a few final steps to complete before it officially opens its doors.
“We were aiming to be open for this weekend, but we’re still waiting on a couple final permits — we’ll be open as soon as possible.
“We have the food ready — we’re ready — it’s just coming down to administration and permitting,” Sperber explained.
For up-to-date information, be sure to follow Slice of Sierra on Instagram (@sliceofsierra) and Facebook (Slice of Sierra) — the official opening date will be released via social media in addition to the company’s website, http://www.sliceofsierra.com.
The pizza parlor will open with the following hours of operation: Sundays through Thursdays from 5-10:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
The restaurant is located at 3051 Harrison Ave.
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