Discovered in 1953, pizza is the only food to have been eaten on the moon, blessed by a pope, and endorsed by Olympic marathoner Gezahegne Abera—the "triple crown" of food honors. With today's Groupon, $8 gets you $20 worth of pizza, sandwiches, salads, and gelato at RedBrick Pizza's Coors Boulevard location. This casual pizza and gelato restaurant is a great place to stop in for a quick dinner, celebrate a victorious game of kickball, or finally confront the imposter who stole your identity. This Groupon must be redeemed within six months.
Each pizza at RedBrick is ordered at the counter and flung into the 1,000-degree brick oven at the center of the open kitchen. Three minutes later they emerge from the fiery cave, steaming hot and ready for consumption. Thin and light on the stomach, RedBrick's pizza lineup stars classic specialty staples ($7–$10.50 for medium pies) such as the tomato-mozzarella-basil Margherita or pepperoni, as well as more eclectic offerings like the Greek pie (with kalamata olives, feta, ham, spinach, and pepperoncini) and a de-pattied bacon cheeseburger wheel. Or build your own pizza starting at $6.50 for a medium. Pizza-phobics will find solace in RedBrick's selection of the fire-roasted fhazani offerings (folded flatbread sandwiches, $7) such as the barbecue chicken or the Italian with salami, ham, Italian sausage, red onions, and house dressing. A fresh chopped garden salad ($2.95 for a side) or Chinese chicken salad ($3.25) pairs well with any entree, and any one of RedBrick's 12 daily gelatos will cool any burning hunger that may linger in full bellies ($3.25 for a regular cup).
RedBrick's casual environment pays homage to the mighty tomato, with glittering red tile and a ferocious boiling river of red sauce that rips merrily across the restaurant's floor. Each of RedBrick's booths is equipped with a private, individually controllable TV, which makes the eatery a perfect setting for distractible children or bohemian friends who don't own a TV to enjoy an evening of food and fun.
Fingers of thick orange flame bend around red brick, heating hand-rolled pizza dough to temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees. In roughly three minutes, the pie emerges with a delicate, golden crust covered in marinara and gooey melted cheese. It's this innovative cooking process that earned RedBrick Pizza a spot on Entrepreneur magazine's 2005 list of top 500 franchises, a 2006 feature in Nation’s Restaurant News, and various other press mentions. But its offerings aren’t limited to specialty pizzas. Besides hand-tossing all pies with no MSG or fillers, chefs can also spurn wheat flour by preparing Italian dishes from a separate gluten-free menu. Trademark Fhazani sandwiches integrate fire-roasted dough with fresh ingredients such as pesto, mozzarella, and arugula. Italian party packs supply festivities with breadsticks, all-natural gelato, and pizzas to wrap around the host’s head in a traditional party turban.
2641 Coors Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120Get Directions