Stella Public House, the farm-to-pizza restaurant and craft beer taproom in Southtown at the Blue Star Arts Complex, is now open for lunch service. Stella opened earlier this year and has pleased its patrons with artisan wood-fired pizza and locally-sourced, seasonal menu items.
The foundation of Stella’s wood-fired pizzas is a Neapolitan-inspired crust with a firm blistered edge and chewy interior. Locally sourced, organic mozzeralla cheese, made in house, adds to the robust flavor of the restaurant’s unique pizzas. Salads are also available, including the Panzanella Salad, with crunchy pieces of the restaurant’s wood-oven bread tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, mozzarella, garden herbs and Texas olive oil.
“Opening for lunch was a decision driven by our guests who have created a demand for quality, locally-sourced lunch options. We listened to their feedback and are very excited to expand our hours and offer the opportunity for a delicious, affordable lunch in Southtown.” Lacey Aleman, general manager and operating partner
Stella, at 1414 S. Alamo St., opens daily at 11 a.m. and stays open through the dinner service. Stella delivers a balanced combination of rustic charm and urban sensibility in a warm, inviting space. With daily specials and a choice of indoor or outdoor seating, a midday meal at Stella Public House “provides a great alternative to working through lunch at the office,” says a company spokesman.
Chef Rolando Aguirre’s menu features the best available ingredients from the area’s farms and offers options that are made from organic, local meat and produce. Their wines and craft beers are a nice bonus.