Allday Pizza Is Opening in Hyde Park

A little slice of heaven is coming to Speedway

Allday's Tarrytown location (photo by Melanie Haupt)

An already-beloved newcomer on the Austin pizza scene, Allday Pizza is among the future occupants of the former post office at 4300 Speedway in Hyde Park.

Allday opened alongside Flo’s Wine Bar & Bottle Shop in Tarrytown back in March; both businesses enjoy brisk trade on any given day of the week.

“This neighborhood is kind of in a food desert,” says Allday co-owner and co-founder Dan Sorg, explaining that there are very few restaurants to serve the residents in the neighborhood bordering Camp Mabry and Laguna Gloria. Indeed, on a recent Sunday afternoon, the patio and indoor space were jammed with people enjoying wine and Allday’s New York-style pizza, caesar salad, and soft-serve gelato, many of them with babies, toddlers, and young children in tow.

“This is a generational opportunity in Tarrytown, and we see the Hyde Park location as being a good headquarters for Allday” – one that reflects the operation’s ethos and dedication to high-quality ingredients and careful sourcing, says Sorg. “I have always been enamored with that building, and what they landed on is pretty cool.”

Left: Dan Sorg (l) and the staff at Allday Pizza. Right: Allday's broccolini pizza, available when broccolini is in season. (photos by Melanie Haupt)

“We have been relying on an off-site kitchen near the airport, and the commute leaves a lot to be desired,” he continues. “It’s not great for the ingredients, especially the dough, which is a 48-hour cold fermented dough.” Sorg and his business partner, Townsend Smith, use Barton Springs Mill flour in their dough, get their cheese from Wisconsin, and source seasonal vegetables from local farms. (This means that you should savor the utterly delicious broccolini pizza when it’s available in April, because it will have been supplanted by zucchini come July.)

Of the Speedway location, Sorg explains, “We’re looking at a simple design approach, not overdone or pretentious. We want to represent Hyde Park, serve the neighborhood while also being on the radar.”

While the Hyde Park project is in its early stages, Sorg and Townsend, who were among the founding partners of Sammataro Pizza before breaking off in 2022 to form Allday, hope to open the Speedway location in early 2024. The partners are also working on daydreamer, an Eastside bar from the folks who brought us Kitty Cohen’s, White Horse, and more. That project is slated to open later this summer.

The post office at 4300 Speedway opened in 1967 and closed in 2021. This spring, it was announced that Tiny Grocer would be opening its second location in the renovated building. Tiny Grocer owner Steph Steele is also partnering with chef Jo Chan, formerly of Eberly, to open French comfort food restaurant Bureau de Poste; these are set to open sometime this summer. Indie bookstore and coffee shop First Light Books will also set up shop in the new development, along with an as-yet unnamed pilates studio.

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