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Square pizzas are the thing at new downtown Dallas Sicilian-style concept

Square pizzas are the thing at new downtown Dallas Sicilian concept

Pizza Leila Sloane's Corner
Square pizza is a thing in Dallas right now. Pizza Leila

Hooray, there's more pizza: Called Pizza Leila, it's a new concept from Ji Kang, executive chef of Sloane's Corner, the bistro in downtown Dallas from restaurateur Tim McEneny.

Pizza Leila will be an offshoot of Sloane's Corner, which is reopening August 26, after being shut down due to the coronavirus. The bistro will reopen with new dishes and special to-go offerings and most important, PIZZA.

Pizza Leila is Kang's take on Sicilian-style pizza, the square-shaped pie that's become part of a square-pie trend in Dallas. Sicilian pizzas are thick and high, almost like foccaccia, with a different, sometimes lighter approach to toppings. Some Sicilian-style pizzas don't even have cheese.

At Pizza Leila, topping will include options such as:

  • vodka sausage and peppers
  • porchetta
  • artichoke and spinach

OK that artichoke and spinach sounds divine.

Kang says that their square-shaped pizzas can top almost four pounds when complete. You don't eat the whole thing yourself. You have one square, maybe two.

Pizza Leila will be available Monday-Saturday from 12-9 pm for curbside pick-up or delivery within five miles, and it'll be a key component, but not the only component, of Sloane's reopening.

The bistro's focus will still be primarily American-style dishes but Kang and McEneny have updated the menu with these items among the new dishes:

  • Hot fried chicken sandwich
  • Smoked turkey Rueben
  • Black fusilli pasta with with lobster, nduja, and English peas
  • Pork chop Milanese
  • Avocado toast
  • Egg sandwich with smoked gouda and harissa chutney

Located in the redeveloped Trammell Crow Center at 2001 Ross Ave., Sloane's new hours will be weekdays for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner; and dinner only on Saturdays. They're closed on Sundays.

Sloane's Corner is also participating in DFW Restaurant Week, from August 28-September 27, with a two- course lunch for $19, and a three-course dinner for $39. They'll also do it take-out and a four-course option, too.