Thursday, March 23, 2023

Southlake’s Masterworks Concert Series Brings Dinner and Music to Town Square

The first Masterworks concert of the season, hosted by the Southlake Public Library, will kick off on Friday, March 17, 2023, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with themed giveaways, pizza, and a live performance by the Journey Tribute Band, Escape. Food vendors will begin serving pizza and dessert at 6 p.m. and the band will begin at 7 p.m. 

Arts Council Northeast (ArtsNet) and the City of Southlake are delighted to present the return of the Masterworks Concert Series this spring with guests appearances by local chefs! So, grab your lawn chair, cooler, picnic blanket, friends, and family members, and head on over to the Rustin Pavilion for a relaxing evening in the Southlake Town Square.

Families, friends, and groups of all ages will enjoy visiting Southlake to discover a wide range of music genres and styles throughout the concert season. Local and regional talent will be performing at Rustin Pavilion in Southlake Town Square on various Fridays throughout the spring.

Don’t worry about dinner on concert nights. The locally owned 1956 Pizza truck, accompanied by a dessert truck, will be serving specialty pizzas cooked by guest chefs throughout the Masterworks Concert series. The proceeds for guest chefs’ specialty pizzas will go to their favorite charity. For example, Executive Chef Jose Soto has selected Ronald McDonald House. Here’s what a couple of guest chefs had say about their love for pizza:

Private Chef Aly Romero

Private Chef Aly Romero

Jeremy Berlin, Owner and Manager of Ferah Tex-Med Kitchen

Jeremy Berlin, Owner and Manager of Ferah Tex-Med Kitchen

Aly Romero, Jeremy Berlin, and other featured chefs will unveil their specialty pizzas at 6 p.m.—an hour before each concerts begins—giving you time to place your order before the show starts. You might even get to try the Mayor’s very own pizza creation if you attend the concert on May 5! For more information about the bands and chefs go to In the meantime, here’s a quick glance at the Masterworks Concert Series schedule:


Bands begin at 7 pm; Guest chefs begin at 6pm.

  • Friday, March 17, 6-8 pm – Escape (Journey Tribute Band)
    • Chef – Gary Kemp, Owner of 1956 Pizza
  • Friday, March 31, 6-8 pm – The Wanda King Big Band (Big Band Blues)
    • Guest Chef – Executive Chef Jose Soto, Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar
  • Friday, April 14, 6-8 pm – The Vinyl Stripes (50 & 60’s Rock and Roll)
    • Guest Chef – Mike Lafavers, Owner and Manager of Feedstore BBQ
  • Friday, April 21, 6-8 pm – The After Party (Variety Hits)
    • Guest Chef – Private Chef Aly Romero
  • Friday, May 5, 6-8 pm – Michael Hix (50’s & 60’s Classics)
    • Guest Chef – John Huffman, Mayor of Southlake
  • Friday, May 12, 6-8 pm – Zack King (Country)
    • Guest Chef – Elizabeth Huffman, Mayor’s Wife
  • Friday, May 19, 6-8 pm – Me & My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band)
    • Guest Chef – Jeremy Berlin, Owner and Manager of Ferah Tex-Med Kitchen
  • Friday, May 26, 6-8 pm – Satellite (90’s Hits)
    • Guest Chef – Gary Kemp, Owner of 1956 Pizza

September Southlake Business Spotlight: Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine

Delucca’s Gaucho Pizza and Wine eatery is the featured business for September’s Southlake Business Spotlight.

Delucca Gaucho Pizza is a culinary experience unlike anything else, inspired by an old and unique way of enjoying pizzas that has its roots in the gaucho’s land of South America.

Over a century ago, thousands of Italians immigrated to South Brazil and soon, they were sharing their tables, food, and wine, with the native gauchos. Both Italians and gauchos shared a passion for rustic cooking and abundant food. There were large family gatherings and endless celebrations around the grand kitchen tables in the farms.

Decades later, the same gauchos who had created the Churrascaria Steakhouses, with its endless serving of roasted meat, envisioned a place where the guests could enjoy a similar experience, but with unlimited samplings of unique and handcrafted pizzas in a casual yet elegant place warmed by the sight and smells of wood-fired ovens.

The gauchos named this new style of eatery Rodizio de Pizza and almost overnight, it became a huge success that until this day is the place to go for great food, great drinks and wine, laughter, and life-lasting memories with friends and family.

Learn more about Delucca’a Gaucho Pizza and Wine eatery from the previous City Council meeting and the Southlake Business Spotlight blog.

Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine Featured in Fort Worth Weekly

If you’re looking for a new pizza experience in Southlake, be sure to check out Delucca Gaucha Pizza & Wine.

Recently featured in Fort Worth Weekly, Delucca’s gives their own spin on the traditional Brazilian steakhouse. Instead of roasted meats circling the room, patrons can choose from 20 varieties of pizzas making their way around.

Check out the feature article to learn more about Delucca’s.


Southlake's First Pie Five Celebrates Grand Opening

The rapidly growing concept, Pie Five Pizza,  will bring its 12th DFW-area restaurant to 2645 East Southlake Blvd in Southlake, near Dragon Stadium, on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

Rebecca Rankin, general manager of the chain’s seventh new location to open this year, can’t wait to introduce the Southlake community to the revolutionary fast-casual concept.

“Word is spreading around DFW that Pie Five is a truly better way to experience your favorite pizza,” said Rankin, who transferred from the Pie Five on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth.  “Once people come in and see how easy it is to get their own perfect pizza with whatever toppings they want all for one great price, they’re hooked.  Then they tell their friends about us.  That’s one of the reasons I enjoy working here so much.  We’re like a cool new discovery that people love to share.”

At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of handcrafted pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices prepared in less than five minutes on one of four crusts.  The rapidly expanding chain is capitalizing on growing consumer demand for fresh dining options and artisan pizzas in stylish environments without the wait.

Prior to Monday’s official opening, the new Southlake restaurant will host private events to raise funds for Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE), a Grapevine-based non-profit relief agency that provides assistance for individuals and families in crisis.  Rankin will present a check to GRACE representatives during the grand opening ceremony at 10:30 AM on Monday.  The Southlake Chamber of Commerce will also be on-hand for the official ribbon cutting.

The restaurant will be featured on WFAA’s Daybreak program early Monday prior to the grand opening.  During one of the segments, Pie Five will announce a special offer on-air that will be available at all 12 DFW-area locations.

Pie Five Pizza Co., a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc., has been named a 2013 Top 50 Restaurant Brand of the Year, a 2012 Hot Concepts winner byNation’s Restaurant News and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by

With the Southlake opening, Pie Five will have 12 locations in Texas and one each in Kansas, North Carolina and Utah.  Total announced franchise restaurants under contract currently number 105 in Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

Southlake’s first Pie Five restaurant will be open daily from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.  A complete menu and more information is available at