03 Oct TwoDEEP Brewing Co. to Partner with Pi Indy, Expand Food Menu
INDIANAPOLIS, IND., September 30, 2016 — TwoDEEP Brewing Co. (TDBC) and Pi Indy, an Indianapolis-based food truck, announced their plans to partner under the same roof at 714 N Capitol Avenue in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. The new food menu will feature in wood-fired pizzas and burgers, with a few sides, salads, and dessert options as well as weekly specials. TDBC and Pi plan for the kitchen to be fully operational and running by mid-November of 2016.
“In the beginning we had purposefully opened a ‘tap room,’ and not a ‘brewpub,’” said TDBC owner and Director of Brewing Shenanigans Andy Meyer. “When we opened we wanted to put our best foot forward, and what we knew best was how to brew beer. So that’s what we focused on,” said Meyer.
Since TDBC opened in 2014 they have produced a brewing portfolio of over 30 beer brands and their food options have included items such as Bavarian pretzels, chips and salsa and just recently complimentary boats of popcorn. “We kept the kitchen as simple as possible, but we knew that at some point a food menu would need to come into the picture. Then Lawrence approached us, and we were thrilled that he was so eager to make this happen. His food pairs great with our beer and he’s fun to work with,” said Meyer.
Chef Lawrence Scully, owner and chef of Pi Indy, initiated the conversation of an in-house partnership with TDBC in August of 2016. “Truthfully, I saw a need and I wanted to fill it. The timing couldn’t have worked out better either,” said Scully, “I had been on the lookout for a bit of brick and mortar, and recently Andy had mentioned TwoDEEP was looking to expand their food menu. So I went out on a limb and proposed a partnership.” Scully says that the timing, downtown location and overall passion were all defining factors in pushing ‘go’ on this endeavor.
“We all know that beer and pizza are longtime friends, but craft beer and craft pizza…it’s a completely different level. Similar to our February beer dinner, I’m excited to see how he [Lawrence] uses this opportunity to grow and innovate,” said Lizzie Hineman, TDBC Marketing Manager. Scully’s menu includes items such as a sweet potato pi, margharita pi, porchetta, burgers, and for dessert a cast iron apple crumble that he calls a “Hippie Pie.”
The Pi Indy kitchen at TDBC will offer dine-in, carry-out and catering options. Kitchen hours will reflect the TapRoom hours.
Until the Pi Indy kitchen opens at TDBC, the Pi Indy food truck plans to be at the TapRoom every Thursday from 4:30-9:00PM. They will offer their usual menu of signatures pies and burgers.