Jeff Bush is a business man turned master pie creator. And we’re all the better for it. Join us as Jeff chats about his very un-Chicago pizzas, using the ingredients around you, and the story behind the always popular Pope Head.
Bricks cozy pie shop is in the basement level of an apartment building in Chicago’s Old Town/Lincoln Park area. A dark walkway leads to a warm, 60-seat pizzeria whose interior structure has bricks that pre-date the great Chicago fire! (This is where their name came from) The menu features a truly great variety of pizza toppings and combinations. Local favorites include the Popeye (spinach, tomatoes, garlic, feta & motz), and the Julius Peppers (everything named “pepper” in the kitchen). The menu rounds out with the addition of pasta, salads and sandwiches. Beer fans will enjoy the restaurant’s well-stocked taps that always include smaller microbrews. Around Christmas each year Bricks features a vertical tapping of Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale.
Bricks has gained some local and national attention with the addition to their heat-enthusiasts pie called the Super Painful (featuring Endorphin Rush Hot Sauce, jalapeños and Scotch Bonnet peppers). Food Network’s Heat Seekers featured the spicy pie in a recent episode. The Super Painful comes in a much more palatable version simply called the Painful, and a pesto version called Mean Green.