From salads to burritos to burgers, DIY dining is hotter than South Florida in mid-July. And now folks in Lighthouse Point and points beyond can get a taste of DIY pizza dining with the debut this week of Your Pie (3650 N. Federal Hwy., 954/532-1531), a have-it-your-way pizzeria from professional photographer Kara Seelye and fiancé Jason Harris.
The third of what will soon be five Florida locations of the Georgia-based chainlet, Your Pie channels the Chipotle “fast casual” model with more upscale food, décor and service, with a wide array of choices for customers to create their own personal pizzas. The couple originally planned for a Boca Raton location, Seelye said, but when a suitable site couldn’t be found, made the move to Lighthouse Point.
The restaurant itself will seat 58 indoors and another dozen or so outdoors, with a subdued maroon and gold color scheme and cherrywood accents. A half-dozen TVs tuned to various sporting events are scattered around the dining room; weekends will see live music.
For those who have a hard time making up their minds or just want to leave the pizza-creating business to others, the menu offers several signature pies—from the traditional tomato sauce, sausage and veggies to Thai, BBQ chicken and pesto, tofu and veggie. More hands-on types can choose from white, whole wheat and gluten-free doughs, eight different sauces and cheeses, all manner of veggies and a roster of proteins from anchovies and bacon to meatballs and tofu. The 10-inch individual pizzas bake in a few minutes and, unlike some fast casual eateries, will be delivered to your table.
Continuing the DIY theme, the Lighthouse Point pizzeria will also be one of the few local eateries to have a Coke Freestyle machine, a computerized marvel that allows customers to punch in more than 100 different soft drink choices.