Amy’s Pizza Place

Restaurants, Specialty Drinks/Food

Event Catering, Large Orders, available on short notice. Do you have dietary concerns? Questions about an upcoming event? Drop Us a Line, and we’ll get back to you soon! Interested in a caterer or have a concern, please contact Amy directly, on her cell, (316)777-4041 (Call or text).

About the Owner

Amy Houston of Mulvane is the mother of four special needs sons, cancer survivor, firefighter, landlord, and owner of the restaurant Calabrones. Houston first became a business owner back in 2001 when she bought a pizza joint that had been a fixture in the Mulvane community for 13 years. “When I took over the business from John Langholz, I changed the name to “Amy’s Pizza,” said Houston. “People around town just called it Amy’s.” It wasn’t long before folks were asking her to do catering jobs and she found herself making way more than just pizza. “Over the years, my business had morphed into a pasta restaurant,” said Houston. “It was no longer the pizza place.” By 2009, Houston was the mother of three sons and enjoying her successes when the unthinkable happened. She was diagnosed with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma and had to close her restaurant to undergo cancer treatment. Like everything in her life, she faced this potentially deadly disease head on, and by 2010 was ready to re-open her beloved business. But just as she had changed with months of radiation and chemotherapy treatment, her business name was changing, too. “I wanted the name to fit the different ways the business had morphed from a pizza restaurant to more of a pasta and Italian restaurant,” said Houston. When she started looking for new names, her favorite quote by Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay cosmetics, came to mind: “Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.” “Women are a lot like bumble bees,” said Houston. Houston settled on the name Calabrones for her restaurant because, in Italian, that is what you would call a bumble bee, a flying, stinging insect. Calabrones can also be found in Haysville where Houston franchised the establishment to another business owner. You might think that owning one restaurant would be enough to keep her busy, and for any other woman it might. But not Houston. She has now opened a second restaurant, Will and Mikes, that specializes in fun foods. “We serve food like corn dogs, hot dogs, fried pickles, ice cream, and hamburgers,” said Houston. “And we have a ton of games.” Houston says it is place for families and kids to just have fun.

104 W Main Street
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