Pizza by the slice and beer garden restaurant concept coming to Hammond

The food scene in Hammond continues to expand in the cheesy and boozy department. Anthony Donze, owner of Hammond’s Blackened Brew, creates Pour House Pizza and Beer Garden.

If all goes according to plan, Pour House and Beer Garden is set to open in April 2020. The new Italian street food and craft brew joint will take over the former New Orleans Original Daiquiris building at 505 W Thomas Street.

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The small, oddly-shaped building sits just a block outside of Hammond’s Downtown Development District. Its 1,200 square foot interior seems tiny, but Donze’s plans for it are pretty mighty. The construction team is early in the renovation stage.

Pour House and Beer Garden will boast a cool new social scene. Expect beer garden vibes and outdoor seating to fit about 60 people. Plus, the to-go window and pizza by the slice options will make eating on-the-go convenient.

A parking lot to fit about 25 cars is on-site, as well.

The exterior of Pour House Pizza and Beer Garden. Photos courtesy of Anthony Donze.

Now the good stuff — what’s cooking in the kitchen? Donze’s inspiration for the new restaurant’s menu comes from across the pond.

Trapizzino is a sensational Italian street food restaurant that made its way to New York after spreading across Rome, Milan and Florence. The Italian restaurant’s big hype menu item is the Trapizzini. Just image a triangular pocket of fresh baked dough stuffed with classic Italian ingredients and goodness. Its almost like a calzone, but different.

The dish looks like this.

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So, Donze hopes to bring a little bit of Italy to Hammond, America with Pour House Pizza and Beer Garden.

Find on the menu trapizzini-type sandwiches made with freshly baked bread. Also, find calzones, pizza pies and pizza by the slice, all cooked up in an fire oven. And we aren’t just talking about only picking from traditional pizza toppings here. You’ll be able to pile on smoked meats, like brisket and pork, too.

After drooling over all of that Italian street food, you’ll definitely be thirsty. That’s why Pour House Pizza will have 12 craft beer taps. Daiquiris and domestic brews from bottles or cans are on the drink menu, as well.