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Hill Country pizzeria Inferno's slings spicy pizza spinoff in Fort Worth

Hill Country pizzeria Inferno's slings spicy pizza in Fort Worth

Inferno's Pizza Fort Worth Gruene Boerne
Watch out, one of their pizzas has a fiery pepper sauce. Photo courtesy of Inferno's

A pizza restaurant from Texas' Hill Country is opening a location in Fort Worth. It's called Inferno's Pizzeria, and it's going in at 629 Stayton St., in one of the ground-floor retail spaces at the Lofts at Alta Leftbank building.

According to a spokesperson, the restaurant will open sometime in the next few weeks.

Inferno's was founded in Central Texas by Cary Hamer, an F&B veteran who previously owned concepts such as Bikinis and Hooters. Desiring a more family-oriented concept, he opened the first Inferno's in Gruene in 2013.

Inferno's serves New York-style thin-crust pizzas, strombolis, salads, and appetizers. They make their sauces from scratch and their own dough every day.

Sauces include regular, basil pesto, tangy BBQ, olive oil & garlic, and Scorpion pepper pizza sauce.

They're known for their fiery Scorpion pepper, which Hamer procured and trademarked as a way to set Inferno's apart. In addition to the pizza sauce, they add it to their sausage and even their bloody Mary.

Pizzas are 14-inch and come in some fun varieties beyond the classic Margherita, including a "Big Mac" which is just as it sounds: two beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles, and onions but on a pizza crust.

There's a pizza with pulled pork and mac & cheese, and another with bacon and chicken drizzled with ranch dressing. Scandalous.

You can also get gluten-free pizza and a 12-inch "flatbread" style.

A quintet of sandwiches includes a Philly cheesesteak, sliders, a Reuben, and a Cuban that places all of the classic ingredients of a Cuban — ham, pork, provolone — on a grilled flatbread.

Salads are plentiful: Caesar, wedge, spinach & bacon, Caprese, Greek feta, and pasta salad. Other items include spaghetti & meatballs, bruschetta, jalapeno poppers stuffed with chorizo, a pizza roll, and pizza "chips": Pizza dough drizzled with olive oil and baked with garlic and mozzarella, served with a side of marinara.

Hamer always had expansion in mind and opened a second location in Boerne in February 2019, followed by a third in the Dallas area, in Princeton, in June 2019. The same team that opened the Princeton branch is opening the one in Fort Worth.