Wood Fired Pita Chips and Three Dips
|Pear and (not) Grogonzola above, Wild Mushroom below.|
Pear & Gorgonzola
The entrees had to be wood fired pizzas since the name of the place is really "Brixx, Wood Fired Pizzas," and if that's what they're known for who am I to swim against the tide. Our entrees were two brick oven roasted pizzas, both on whole wheat crusts. Now you know I'm from New York City, (where pizza and anything good must surely have been invented), and have a certain kind of crust in mind. This crust was alright but I found it very thin and at the edges almost cracker like. Under the toppings the cracker absorbed some moisture and was more chewy which I enjoyed a bit more. I vote for a thicker crust but that's my personal preference.
The Pear pizza had a delicious mixture of sweet from the onions and fruit and richness and salt from the cheese. The mushroom combination pizza was incredibly savory in a woodsy sort of way with the 3 kinds of mushrooms and the peppery bite of arugula mixed with the creaminess of the cheese.
Of course the cheese was vegan, not from cow secretions but it was not Daiya. It was, I believe, Follow Your Heart and in this application melted and worked perfectly.
Kudo's to Brixx for putting a vegan option out there. It's right there on the printed menu but notably absent on the online menu. I sent an email asking why and am waiting for a response. Raleigh Durham has what seems to be a growing vegan community and this vegan pizza should be trumpeted from the rooftops, not discovered by accident when looking for a salad.
Here's the response to the email I sent.
We do not have a vegan menu on our site, but are working on it. We have a new site being built and the vegan items will be there.
The short answer is that our dough is vegan. We have vegan cheese as an option and a wide array of veggie pizzas which are also vegan with the cheese.
We would be thrilled to be listed on your blog. Please let me know if I can help with more information.
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
And true to his word, second from the bottom, (someone has to be last, right?), this from the online menu: