Cooking cuisine over an open flame imparts it with a signature smoky taste and, unlike cooking over a hot glue gun, eliminates the risk of permanently sticking one's elbow to a set of tongs. Avoid accidentally knocking over valuables with an out-of-control kitchen utensil with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pizza and Italian fare at The Fire Brick Oven Pizza & Bar in North Providence.
The Fire, formerly known as Wildfire Brick Oven Pizza & Bar, scorches hunger with menus packed with pasta, pizza, calzones, sandwiches, and a menagerie of meats. Wood-fired feasts—from four flatbreads that are all less than 475 calories ($8.95 each) to 15 pizzas including the Rhode Island clam pie ($14.95 for a medium)—run amok due to the restaurant's ban on leashes. Voracious appetites can also attain satiation with a chicken caprese panini stuffed with grilled chicken, basil pesto, and buffalo mozzarella cheese ($8.79), or the rigatoni insaccati, for which chefs grind fresh veal, nutmeg, and crushed red pepper into spicy sausage ($15.95).
Diners can take a break from dining on the zesty cuisine or playing peek-a-boo with the saltshaker to admire the eatery's cozy interior, which supports the posteriors of patrons with cushioned booths and chairs.
The Fire Brick Oven Pizza & Bar
At The Fire Brick Oven Pizza & Bar, chefs fling dough high into the air, spinning it into discs that will later transform into flatbreads and pizza in the kitchen's signature brick oven. Though pizzas are the chefs' specialty, they also create seafood dishes and prepare gluten-free pasta and desserts. Oven-fresh pizzas, grill-squeezed paninis, pasta, and family-style dining options are savored while diners lounge in black-leather chairs and admire the dining room's modern interior.
Lunch and dinner menus attack hunger with burgers, herb-crusted Atlantic salmon salad, pesto-chicken pizzas, and roasted filet mignon. Adventurous diners can tackle the signature "One Pound" meatball, which is smothered with mozzarella and baked in the oven.