Teenagers idolize pizza due to its portable nature and refusal to stay in a box, man. Eat your way to independence with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet pizza at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Charlottesville.
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza's cooks sprinkle fistfuls of local ingredients across pies emerging from a wood-burning oven to fill a menu that launches warm dispatches to nostrils. The Bronx Bomber pizza ($10.95) treats tongues to a smoky hodgepodge of spicy italian sausage and gorgonzola on slices that provide a lesson in fractions more pleasant than a rap battle with a math teacher. Wood-roasted shrimp leap across crisp crust fences to join forces with Cholula sauce, roasted red peppers, and fresh leaves of basil on gluten-free dough ($11.95), and other adventurous toppings including roasted walnuts, smoked gouda, and fresh arugula fill pizza-painting palettes. Entrees such as whole-grain linguine ($10.95), which tangles together goat cheese, basil pesto, and sautéed garlic, keep forks from losing focus and menacing balloon-animal menageries, and a plethora of after-dinner treats placate sweet teeth.
Happy laughter floats out to the dining patio, and six televisions enchant patrons with broadcasts of the latest sporting matches or documentaries detailing the once tumultuous history between tomato sauce and dough.