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Psychic Pie is finally opening a brick-and-mortar location at 980 Gravenstein Hwy, according to a pending liquor license filed with the State of California. The family-owned and operated pizza business will be joining tenants at Gravenstein Square Shopping Center. Owners Nicholi Ludlow and Leith Leiser confirmed they are looking forward to open in January 2022.
Specializing in al taglio pizzas, which is a variety baked in a rectangular tray, Psychic Pie takes things to the next level using a Roman technique that results in a pillowy, yet crispy dough. Using sourdough as the base, it is first baked with just the sauce before adding delectable toppings sourced from local farms. The pie gets fired again as it is ordered for the perfect bite.
Calling their shop a “sourdough slice house,” Ludlow and Leiser plan to have a menu with three to four permanent pies, as well as specialty flavors depending on what’s in season. There will also be salads and small desserts made with locally-sourced produce and ingredients, as well as a selection of local beers and wine. Customers will order slices by weight and be able to enjoy their meals on the premises, or they can order for take-out.
Psychic Pie has gained a cult-following in Santa Rosa for their delivery-only take and bake pizzas, which they’ve only begun selling since March of this year. Initially, Ludlow and Leiser were only making about 30 pizzas per week. Those who wanted to get their paws on these pies had to make their orders weeks in advance.
Soon, customers will be able to flock to Psychic Pie’s official storefront, where there will likely be a line out the door. Until then, Psychic Pie will continue to make pop-up appearances throughout the Bay Area. Keep an eye on their social media to find out where.
Correction: A previous version of this article claimed that Ludlow has not confirmed an opening. He has since been in contact with What Now SF to verify details about Psychic Pie.