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Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza

01/30/2015 01:11PM ● By Sharon Penny

Custom Calzone with Pepperoni, Mushrooms and Onions – Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

Supposedly. when it comes to pizza, there are two key pieces: good crust and quality toppings. In my opinion, however, the crust is the most important element because, let’s be real, if your crust is bad, your pizza’s bad—it’s a tasteless, floppy, gluey mess.

Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza in Cameron Park is the real deal. My husband and I stopped by for lunch on a cold Saturday afternoon, and Jason, the owner, made us feel right at home. I ordered a small Brix Chix pizza, which featured garlicky white sauce, chicken, green onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and a three-cheese blend; my other half opted for a custom calzone with pepperoni, mushrooms and onions.

First things first, the crust…ohh the crust! Crisp and flavorful from the first bite to the last, this thin crust was one of the best; my fourth slice was as crunchy and delicious as the first. The creamy sauce and cheesy-chicken-vegetable toppings only added to the pie’s perfection.

My husband’s calzone was bigger than a personal calzone and slightly smaller than my head. You get a lot of calzone for your money, but oh man, is it worth it! The crust is mouthwateringly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, and if they offered to-go tubs of red sauce I would take 10 of them. Talk about flavorful! All of the ingredients create a delicious harmony in your mouth—it’s just simple, unpretentious, straight-up good pizza.

An experience at Brickhouse goes something like this: the first mouthful tastes really good, so you eat some more; each continuing bite tastes good so you keep eating; the last mouthful is just as flavorful, but now you’re sad because there’s no more pizza left, so you go home, take a nap and plan your next return. When you wake up, you’re still thinking about how good it tasted.
That, dear readers, is what good pizza is all about.
Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza, 2649 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, 530-350-8060.

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