Update: Brick Brothers is now closed
~Review by Chuck Bradley
This place just opened. I’ve been driving by it daily for several weeks and wondering what the quality of their product was going to be like.
I had a nice get-to-know-you chat with Dick, one of two local owners. He had similar stores in Elgin and Enterprise in eastern Oregon before moving to Salem. He reunited with a pal from college and they decided to do the “take and bake” pizza thing here in the Cherry City. They have not advertised yet, as they want time to get their employees skills well honed under tight supervision before any ad push.
They sell two sizes: Large and Giant. And crusts in three types: Thin Sicilian, Traditional Thick and Cheese-Stuffed Thick. The thin crust is just available in the Giant at this time but soon will be offered in Large as well. They have no way to facilitate baking the pizzas on-site so they must be taken home and baked in your oven.
Tonight Carol and I bought a Thin Sicilian Crust Giant Super Combo (Canadian Bacon, Italian Salami, Pepperoni, Red Onion, Fresh Mushrooms and Black Olives). The toppings were liberally applied and filled the dough from edge to edge. Though we usually get our pizza baked from Padington’s or Michelangelo’s, we have had take ‘n bake from Papa Murphy’s and Figaro's. We agree there is no comparison. Brick Brothers definitely has a superior pizza. Good as this pizza was, I won’t pretend that it’s better than Padington’s Humdinger, but we paid less for this Giant than for a small Humdinger.
Brick Brothers Pizza Company may just be the best dollar for dollar pizza value in town. It’s locally owned and locally operated. Let’s give them our support.
Brick Brothers Pizza Company
3995 Commercial ST SE, Suite 150 (on the Madrona side of the complex)
Salem, OR 97302