FINALLY... I was able to make my way to Austin and try out Pieous. I had planned on visiting since the beginning of 2013, so my expectations were very high by the time I finally made it there on a very busy Saturday afternoon.
Margarita: Perfect. Months of waiting finally paid off with this simple, yet complex pizza. Topped with their homemade mozzarella, cannot say I wasn't impressed.
The Rocket: Arugula/Prosciutto (amongst many other ingredients I don't recall) was probably the best thing I've ever eaten. So perfectly balanced & delicious, definitly added to my regular rotation.
Pastrami: Unfortunately I didn't have enough time in Austin, or room in my stomach to eat a full pastrami sandwhich along with the pizza. I asked for a sample because I knew I needed to try it, and they were kind enough to give one on the house. I generally am suspicious of people who are the self-proclaimed "best" of something, but that pastrami is without a doubt the best I've ever had in my life. I only wish I had two stomaches so I could enjoy a full pastrami meal that day, and without a doubt I will get it next time I'm in Austin.
Goose Island Honkers Ale: My go-to craft beer when in the mood. Pieous can't take credit for making this beer, but they do serve it and I'm thankful. Went really well with the pizza.
Other notes: I went with family that lives in Austin and they had not yet heard about Pieous. I heard over and over again for the rest of the day what a great find this was, and how Austin didn't have any "great" pizza restaurants, until now. It's probably notable that these are people who haven't a clue what Neapolitan or sub 90 second pizza really is, but everyone could agree it was just excellent pizza.
A+ Josh. I really envy your story, your passion and your follow through. Good luck in your future.