up, pizza lovers: There’s a new place to satisfy your cravings.
Brick 3 Pizza boldly states on its menu
that it makes authentic, New York-style pizza, and it may be right.
Whatever it’s called, it’s good — not just a mushy slice of
cardboard supporting a mile-high glop of filling.
BBQ Chicken and Bacon combined sweet
smoked, crispy bacon with hunks of white meat; a meal in a slice. The
flavors flirted with a generous layer of cheese and prompted my friend
to exclaim, "I love it. The crust is crisp, chewy and thin. How
do they do that?"
Maybe it happens in the oven when the
staff briefly reheats your slice before handing it to you on a paper
plate. Here’s how it works: Customers pass the cashier and walk the
line, while no doubt drooling over the displayed pies. Then you place
an order, which is not an easy task when you’re looking at a dozen
pizzas, each a tempting creation with multiple toppings. If your
timing is right, whoever is working the line will have time to explain
the nuances of each before you have to choose. The triangular slices
are generous — one slice and you’re full, two slices and you’re
But my friend couldn’t help herself,
and indulged in a second slice — this time, Spinach.
"The spinach tastes like it came
out of the garden today," she raved while wiping melted cheese
from her chin.
Was it growing in a Wisconsin garden
that morning? One of the three partners, Tan Lo, says, "We get
fresh ingredients every day from our food rep. That’s how we decide
on the daily specials." That led us to the Wednesday Special,
Lasagna Pizza — a feast of ricotta, Italian sausage and marinara.
Customers can order a slice or a whole
pie. For the record, Brick 3 also serves sandwiches, calzones, a few
appetizers, two salads, soda and beer, and gorgeous cheesecake and
tiramisu. The restaurant delivers and caters but doesn’t take
personal checks. It also welcomes the aprčs bar crowd
Thursday-Saturday until 4 a.m., but don’t get a craving for their
Stuffed Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza on Sunday. They’re closed.
»Brick 3 Pizza
1107 Old World Third St., Milwaukee(414) 224-6040