Louisiana Pizza Chain Known for Huge Slices Debuts Restaurant in Richmond, Texas
Richmond is now home to “the world’s biggest slice.” Fat Boy’s Pizza, based in Metairie, Louisiana, has opened the first of multiple locations planned for the Houston area at 10445 West Grand Parkway. Founded in 2019, this is the eighth location for Fat Boy’s Pizza, and the first in Texas. Houston Food Finder was invited to try out some of the pizzeria’s offerings, which include giant slices, wings, daiquiris and more.
While Fat Boy’s doesn’t call its massive, foldable slices of pizza ”New York-style”, that is the most familiar comparison. Guests can customize their pizza, or choose from nearly a dozen specialty combinations, such as pepperoni, Fat Boy (supreme) and Buffalo chicken. Despite the size,n our visit we managed to eat slices of the original cheese, The Meats and The Trinity. The Meats lives up to the name, as it’s topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, smoked bacon, seasoned ground beef, housemade tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella. The restaurant is not stingy, and the meat is flavorful.
The Trinity is sauceless, instead topped with garlic oil, shredded mozzarella and mounds of ricotta, then dusted with grated Parmesan. The garlic oil is the front-and-center flavor, while the intermittent tastes of ricotta make every bite a little different. Each of the pizza options are enjoyable and can be ordered in four sizes. There are 10-, 16- and 30-inch pizzas, as well as 2-foot slices.
For those looking for more than pizza, Fat Boy has a few options such as meatball sliders, jumbo pretzels, wings and stromboli (okay, that one is pretty much a pizza). The wings are tossed in your choice of barbecue, Honey Garlic, Fat Boy (Buffalo) or sweet Thai chili sauce, and served with ranch or blue cheese. We had to get the namesake sauce, the Fat Boy. The menu stated it was Buffalo-style, but it was unique, with a thick texture and dark color. At first, the sauce’s appearance was concerning, but we were sold on the first bite. The wings are plump, and the meat came right off the bone. Also, the texture of the sauce was soothing, with flavors blending familiar Buffalo with comforting Cajun and Southern spices.
The gargantuan mozzarella logs at Fat Boy’s also do not disappoint. There are few more satisfying moments than biting into a mozzarella stick and seeing how far you can stretch the cheese, and I was able to fully extend my arm (and could have easily gone further). The breading isn’t typical, either. It is thick and heavily seasoned, encapsulating the cheese more completely like a dough than breading.
Fat Boy’s has two dessert options. The first is a dessert knot; a sweet version of the garlicky classic covered in brown sugar, butter, cinnamon sugar and housemade vanilla icing. The Fat Yay’s, the pizza shop’s version of beignets, are topped with confectioners sugar and ricotta icing.
There are several frozen daiquiris available both for enjoying at the restaurant and to-go. Fat Boy (rum daiquiri), Margarita, Piña Colada and White Russian are a few of the flavors served. The team behind the bar has also put together a selection of party-friendly cocktails, like Long Island Iced Teas and Lemon Drop Martinis.
Fat Boy’s Pizza boasts a lively and welcoming environment, with open spaces and bright lighting, and an outdoor play place immediately adjacent. The hours of operation are as follows: open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.