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New Jersey-based 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza opened its first Houston-area store last week directly across from the Johnson Space Center.

As the name implies, this fast-casual spot specializes in made-to-order Neapolitan pizzas, which can be personalized with any of more than 50 toppings for one flat price. The pizzas cook in a 1,000-degree, revolving brick oven.

Franchise owners Chris and Alice Chandler will open a second Houston-area 1000 Degrees in Deer Park this summer. 18032 Saturn Lane, 281-532-6877.