One of Orlando’s most popular pop-ups is about to turn into a walk-up.
Black Magic Pizza, which has been delighting foodies on the go in parking lots across the city since 2019, is set to set up shop at 121 N. Bumby St. in the Milk District, currently occupied by Itsa Chicken.
Fans of pizza maker Traviss Santos’ Neo-Neapolitan pies, garlic knots and more can stroll from their seats at the adjacent Milkhouse, hyper-adjacent Whiskey Lou’s (on whose side is that walk-in window ) or elsewhere in the neighborhood, which Foxtail Coffee investing partner Alex Tchekmeian says could use a little more ‘za.
“I love everything on the Black Magic Pizza menu,” Tchekmeian said. “I love the concept and think it will be a great addition to the area.”
Hours are yet to be determined, but a Chekmeian spokesperson said Black Magic will be operational in early January, well ahead of the scheduled second quarter opening at 14. W. Illiana Street in Orlando’s SoDo neighborhood, located next door. from Rockpit Brewing.
“We’re trying to break down the boundaries of what a traditional pizzeria should be,” says Traviss Santos, who will run the shop with co-founder/partner in crime/girlfriend Elizabeth Hill and chef/sorcerer Justin Gironda. .
“We have worked in a 100 square foot tent for the past three years and sold at every event. Imagine the possibilities with even more room to work. We hope to inspire other startups and pop-ups to keep pushing!”
It’s been a good run for Itsa Chicken, says Tchekmeian, who noted plans have always been for a one-year stint. Sunday will be the last day of Itsa Chicken, so head over and get your last dose.
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