The most common Internet password is “pizza123,” demonstrating America’s love for this Italian delight, as well as its complete inability to protect sensitive information. Crack the code of the nation’s favorite culinary pastime with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pies and potables at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, at locations in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Burlington.
Brixx gratifies its guests with a menu of casual but carefully constructed fare highlighted by a selection of artisanal pizzas. Begin the belly-filling fun with an appetizer of bruschetta ($5.95), which forces garlic crostini to shoulder a load of marinated roma tomatoes, fresh basil, and feta (add blackened shrimp for $4). Or kick things off with the savory triple shot of wood-fired pita chips with three varieties of hummus ($5.95), providing the taste-bud equivalent of getting three birthday presents from the same forgetful grandparent. An array of finger-friendly sandwiches and a quartet of pastas set the stage for a variety of pizzas.
Feasters can fill the circle-shaped hole in their lives with delicious 10-inch disks, from traditional tastes such as the Americo ($8.95), topped with pepperoni and mushrooms, to unconventional concoctions such as the Mexican ($9.95), crowned with black-bean spread, chicken, jalapeños, and two types of cheese. Pies are baked in brick pizza ovens, which help impart a wood-roasted flavor while remaining impervious to Big Bad Wolf attack.
Brixx’s almost two dozen draft-beer choices and wine list sporting 19 different options give diners a plethora of ways to complement their edibles or douse smoky mouth fires. Unlike stuffy black-tie pizza parlors, the restaurant’s casual atmosphere is laid-back enough to make tuxedo T-shirts and tuxedo swim trunks fit right in, and its family-friendly vibe makes it an ideal destination for celebrating report-card success or FDA approval of new cootie vaccines.