We had our 2nd happening at The Brick last night; which means we invited a bunch of friends over to hang out and eat some of the best pizza in Kokomo.
A year ago Sandra started making pizza every Friday night. Initially the kids and I were less than excited about "Pizza Night." Undeterred by our lack luster response, Sandra began tweaking her pizza, little by little, week to week, until we started saying, "Wow...this is better than take-out pizza...seriously--this is great!"
Eating her super-incredible pies in the context of watching shows like "Diners, Drive-thrus & Dives," made me think that Kokomo doesn't have a non-chain "best-pizza-in-town" kind of a place. And perhaps that place, for now, is our home. And maybe we should just start serving great free pizza to good friends and people we want to know better and see what comes of it.
Why "The Brick?"
First, it's a throwback to one of our favorites series' of all time: Northern Exposure. In its quirky artsy Alaskan town, The Brick was the local restaurant where everyone hung out, shared lightly or talked deeply. Secondly it's the signature of how Sandra makes her crazy-good pies: on stones (or a "brick").
Last week Sandra created a FaceBook invitation and asked about 35 people to The Brick. Twenty showed up; old friends, new friends, church friends, and "church not-so-much" friends. It was a kick to see so many people give a few hours of their time to stop in and hang out, have some pizza, drink a beer, glass of wine, Pepsi or lemonade. Sandra kicked out 5 pizzas to critical acclaim.
How do I get in on this?
We'll see how this goes. I'm guessing Sandra will send out another coveted FaceBook invite this week. But you don't need one. Just drop me or Sandra a line & see if The Brick is open on the Friday you want to pop in. We may start a "bring a bev" guideline. Here's to seeing what happens with The Brick--cheers!
Pics from last night.
UPDATE: 4.3.09--31 people show up & we ate our way through 7 pizzas in ONE hour!
Pics from 4.3.09