Guam Diner Bytes: Brix pub N pizza

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Guam Diner Bytes: Brix pub N pizza

by: Ken Stewart | The Guam Food Guy | July 16, 2014
Brix pub N pizzaCuisine: Pizza
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Blue Pub Plaza
Tumon
Guam
Phone: 989-7956
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My first time to visit Brix Pub N Pizza was a little over a week ago. Why it took so long for me to go there I don’t know. I always pass it on my way to Kai and I’m usually in the mood for Japanese. Brix Pub N Pizza has now given me another good reason to drive to Blue Lagoon Plaza and find parking. The pizzas they make are the real deal, the kind you can’t put down, the kind that let you think and appreciate what you are eating while you are eating it (that’s multi-tasking), and the kind that goes well with Stella Artois or any of the full line up of brews served at this pub. From the outside Brix looks just like it sounds...like a lot of bricks formed into a building. Brix has covered outdoor seating on concrete benches, and plenty of seating inside. They have a section of Beer Pong tables (I need to come back to see how this whole thing works). The bar has several sections and is great for eating on. I should also mention that Brix has some pretty cool people working here. We met one, Dia Kuykendall, who was our bartender. We also were introduced to the chef, Pierre Topasna, who explained all the different fresh toppings he uses on his pizzas. I don’t think I remember any explaining that many types of pizza without taking a breath! His enthusiasm is contagious and is transferred to the pizzas.

Brix has been open for just over a year and they’ve already created a bit of a buzz about their pizzas in that time. I have not heard any negative comments about their pizzas. Their menu features 15 pizza pie creations, with each having their own individual personality and ingredient composition. They only make 10” and 16” pizzas. I was joined by Mark and Andrew on this pizza eating mission. We were entertained by owner Lee Heather, and Oren Long, Brix’s General Manager. There were not a lot of people there when we walked in around 8ish on a Thursday night, but there should have been.

We started out with a safe conservative and popular pizza, the Pepperoni and Italian Sausage (10” - $12, 16” is $21.99). All the pizzas we had were 1O “ and they are served on elevated metal stands on a pizza pan. They have a red marinara sauce and a blend of cheeses. There was a generous amount of Italian Sausage and Pepperoni slices on this pizza. The first bite convinced me immediately that is was no ordinary pizza. It resonated with a crispy crunch joined with a mouthful of great flavors. All the ingredients were in harmony and balanced.

We started out with a safe conservative and popular pizza, the Pepperoni and Italian Sausage (10” - $12, 16” is $21.99). All the pizzas we had were 1O “ and they are served on elevated metal stands on a pizza pan. They have a red marinara sauce and a blend of cheeses. There was a generous amount of Italian Sausage and Pepperoni slices on this pizza. The first bite convinced me immediately that is was no ordinary pizza. It resonated with a crispy crunch joined with a mouthful of great flavors. All the ingredients were in harmony and balanced.

The next pizza was one recommended by Lee. It was the Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch Pizza (10” - $14.00). This is made using chicken tenderloins, bacon, spinach caramelized onions and a blend of cheeses, then drizzled with a ranch dressing. The bite was incredible!! I was discovering new pizza territory. I was starting to wonder how these pizzas all could get progressively better! We kept going back to try a slice of a previous pizza while awaiting for the next delivery.

When the Spinach and Artichoke Pizza (10” - $12) arrived, I was mesmerized by the brilliant colors of the melted cheese with green strings of spinach and flat artichoke leaves. This was one gorgeous pizza. But what about the taste? OMG, this was even better than the last. Bold flavors and fresh spinach... what were they doing in that kitchen? They must have cast a spell on us!

I think one of the last pizzas we tried was one Lee thought would impress us the most, the Roasted Veggie Pizza, which has seasonal roasted vegetables, a 3-cheese blend and was drizzled with a balsamic reduction! This was the piece de resistance, enhancing this pizza’s flavor profile to a new threshold. There were scrumptious portabello mushroom slices on this pizza! I don’t know about you, but this was my first time eating multiple pizzas that seemed to only get better with each version. This was only five and I can’t even remember if we did or didn’t try the BBQ Chicken pizza that Lee may have ordered (I didn’t get a photo if he did). I can always come back for more!

Come on down to Brix Pub N Pizza where you will crunch and munch your way to Pizza “Nirvanna” one glorious bite at a time! As the many Japanese visitors said when posing for a picture of them with their Brix Pizza! Oisshi!!!

Note: for to go orders, add $2.00