The Park Slope location of Two Boots will close on Sunday after 24 years of bringing Italy-meets-the-Big-Easy pizza to the neighborhood. “We’ve seen so many families grow up here over the years,” its owners said in a Facebook post announcing the news. But they won’t be gone for good: Partners Piper and Andy Wandzilak will be taking over from John Touhey, who is leaving the business, and will reopen in the same location in just a few months as a new concept.
The revamped restaurant will drop the Italian influence to focus on Cajun cuisine: “It’s going to be One Boot, if you will,” Andy Wandzilak told Brooklyn Paper. Expect an expanded bar, more live music, and a slightly less colorful vibe, all of which will make the place less of a “frolicking kid restaurant.” Thankfully, there are many other locations in New York (and thirteen nationwide) where you can still get your funky-fusion-pizza fix, and while Park Slope was the only Brooklyn outpost, there is reportedly a Williamsburg location in the works.