Restaurant Spotlight: BRIXX PIZZA
Brixx Pizza came through in late 2020 by switching the “vegan” cheese blends to what most agree is Teese! (ED NOTE: The word from Chicago Soy Dairy, makers of Teese, is that Brixx is NOT using Teese at this time, although they will reach out to see if they want to switch!) The previous “vegan” cheese actually contained casein, much to the dismay of Vegans in Charlotte and beyond, who all craved their Vegan friendly pizza sauce and hand tossed, wood-fired thin crust dough. TONS of good veggie toppings can be thrown on these pies, some with sauce, some without. The new really real vegan cheese melts pretty well, although a tip is to ask for your pizza to be “well done” so it will melt a little better.A little history behind Brixx, from their newly redesigned web site: Believe it or not, the plan for Brixx Wood Fired Pizza was hatched on a ski slope! While skiing in Colorado, Operating Partner Eric Horsley had one of those “light bulb” moments. He headed back to Charlotte, NC, and shared his idea with Managing Partners Jeff Van Dyke and Barbara Bodford-Morgan. Together they opened the first Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in 1998 in the historic Dilworth neighborhood.In developing the Brixx concept, the partners drew from all their combined restaurant experience. They knew they wanted to include all the fun stuff and eliminate the headaches. Everybody loves great pizza with a good beer, so the goal was to keep it simple and fun. That’s why Brixx has such a casual, relaxed feel!Majority Partner Harding Stowe had only one request – “to have the best pizza in Charlotte.” No problem, Harding. Brixx has been voted Best Pizza by the readers of Creative Loafing, Charlotte Magazine and The Charlotte Observer. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza is a fun, friendly neighborhood restaurant that serves the best brick-oven pizzas, and salads around!So, grab your family, a neighbor or friend and come kick back on our patio with a handcrafted pizza and microbrew or glass of wine. Brixx features 14 wines by the glass and 24 great beers on tap.In Charlotte, NC, visit Brixx restaurants in Uptown, near SouthPark Mall in Foxcroft, in the Dilworth neighborhood and in Blakeney in south Charlotte. Brixx is also in Birkdale Village near Lake Norman in Huntersville, NC; Greensboro, NC; Raleigh, NC; Chapel Hill, NC; and Wilmington, NC. You can also enjoy Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Mount Pleasant and Greenville, SC, and in Hendersonville, TN. Soon we hope to be in your neighborhood!