Over the past months we have watched with anticipation as the small brick building on the corner of MLK and W. College Ave has been transformed into Brick Haus Pizza. The eatery bills itself as an Italian bistro and corner pub, and following a long day at the office we were eager to see if the restaurant had been worth the wait.
Brick Haus had a gorgeous patio that offers views of the Tallahassee “skyline” and the happenings on College Ave. It was a bit chilly, and we decided to seat ourselves at a small booth near the bar. My mother-in-law, Marlene, joined us, and together we sorted through the large menu. Pasta, pizza, subs, calzones, strombolis, and special dishes lined the menu. While we attempted to winnow our options and decide on entrées, we placed an order for pepperoni rolls.
It was a quiet Monday night, and the pepperoni rolls almost instantly appeared at the table. A stack of neatly rolled mini-loaves of bread stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and topped with parmesan were accompanied by a side of marinara sauce. The bread was crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and packed full of happy flavors. The marinara sauce, which tasted like it was made by a little Italian nonna, was delicious and the basket of rolls quickly vanished.
Between bites of pepperoni rolls we had placed our order, and the entrées appeared quickly from the kitchen. Kirsten and I decided to share the chicken parmesan and a Buffalo chicken pizza. The chicken parm (which did in fact taste so good), consisted of a breaded chicken breast fried to a golden brown and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. In a unique twist which I preferred, the chicken parm was served atop linguine, instead of the more standard spaghetti. The chicken was juicy and flavorful, while the linguine was perfectly cooked al dente (a feat that is sometimes difficult to achieve in the Capital City). For more on Brick Haus, read the full review on Tallahassee.com.
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