Pizza Artista will offer customizable pizzas with traditional toppings as well as Cajun selections. (Courtesy Pizza Artista)
The Louisiana-based, create-your-own gourmet pizza shop Pizza Artista will open at 2501 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, in mid-January. The opening had previously been announced for December. According to franchise owners Charlotte Emmerling Robel and Kevin Robel, the location will offer a range of pizza and salad options including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections. Pizzas are 10.5 inches in diameter, and customers can add up to eight toppings, including traditional pizza toppings, as well as Cajun options such as shrimp, crawfish, crab, andouille and Cajun sausage. 832.334-6497. www.pizzaartista.com
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.