Brick Oven pizza in Central Austin rebrands with same owner as Cucina on 35th – Entertainment – Austin 360

Don’t let the new signage fool you. Not much has changed at one of Central Austin’s longest-running Italian restaurants.

Jay McBride has been firing pizzas in Central Austin for two decades under the banner Brick Oven on 35th. Now he’s ready to make his own name. The restaurateur has ended his franchisee relationship with Brick Oven pizza and is now operating his restaurant at 1608 W. 35th St. at Cucina on 35th.

Cucina has added some new wood-fired pizzas, pastas, entrees, salads, sandwiches and desserts to its roster of favorites.

McBride said in a release that going out on his own would allow him to make independent business operation decisions, add more of his wife’s favorite family recipes and specialties to the menu, and more effectively pivot the business to the carry-out/delivery-dominant service

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