“Brickin’ Good Neapolitan Pizza
In Kalispell, MT there is a new Create Your Own style restaurant that has stolen my heart. Urban Bricks has taken residence just off the Reserve Loop off the Kalispell Alternate Route. (Or CostCo Bypass for the locals. 😉
Never before have I been in an American-Italian style food joint like this. The menu begins with “Foundations” to which you may add any and all additional toppings for one flat rate. That’s right, ALL THE CHEESE YOU WANT. The 4 foundations on which this delicious pillar stands are Pizzas, Paninis, Pastas, and Salads. Gluten Free? They’ve got it. Only $3 extra. Vegan Cheese? I seent it. Right durr in da case. I didn’t eat it. More for you. They have wings, gelato, other dessert goodies, sodas, bottled and draft beer, and wine.
The building itself was modern, chipotle-esque in design and style without the weird *ahem*🤫 interesting, modern art. There were hilarious quotes on the walls (definitely check out the bathroom) and a large, colorful photo wall.
The food came out fast, fresh, and fantastic. The cheese was elastic enough to stretch in delightful strings, but was soft enough that chewing was easy, no choking on cheese tangles. We went with the basic Baked Ziti and ‘El Fredo. Next time I’m going to pile on the toppings. Mmmm so good.
A word of caution to anyone who gets a beer: There is a metal-ringed hole in the bottom of your glass. Do not, overtaken by curiosity, push your finger up through the hole. Your table will be covered in beer. Once the glass is empty, take the magnet sealing the hole at the bottom of your glass and save it until you have 10. Return 10 magnets to the store for a free beer! Pitchers also have these magnets.