Downtown St. Pete will soon be the home of a new neighborhood-style pizza and beer joint with a modern twist — self-serve draft beer and wine. Oak and Stone will occupy around 5,000 square feet on the ground floor of the new Hyatt Place at ONE St. Petersburg, directly across from the entrance to the popular music venue Jannus Live. This will be Oak and Stone's second location -- the first restaurant is based in Sarasota.
“We’re literally in the heart of the downtown district. It’s a great throughway for people coming from the waterfront and downtown. The location is amazing,” says owner Joe Seidensticker.
Oak and Stone has an expansive menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, and of course pizza. In addition to offering the classics, Oak and Stone also serves exotic pies, such as the Scampi which includes garlic shrimp, cherry tomato, arugula, white cheddar and parmesan and the Mac N’ Cheese which includes white cheddar, roasted garlic, caramelized onions, and goldfish crumbles. Each 10” pizza is priced between $10 to $15.
Perhaps the most unique feature at Oak and Stone will be their self-serve bar wall, using technology by iPourIt. The wall of tech-savvy taps will house 62 different varieties of craft beer and wine, with a focus on local beers. Located one block away from Oak and Stone, similar technology will operate Pour Taproom, a craft beer bar featuring 85 taps, opening later this year at 225 Second Ave. N.
Oak and Stone will join over five other downtown pizzerias that have opened in the past few years. Across the street on the Jannus block, the former Fortunato's is being developed into a pizzeria and taphouse called The Crafty Squirrel. Within walking distance, there is also Joey Brooklyn's, 28 Grams, Tony’s Pizza, Pizza Box, Bavaro's, Angelo's and the soon to open Fabrica Pizza, located inside the newly constructed Hermitage Apartments.
The new Hyatt Place is located at 25 2nd St N and officially opens next week on September 26th. However, Oak and Stone won’t be launching until December. Be sure to follow Hyatt Place and Oak and Stone on Facebook to stay up-to-date on opening plans.