The Best Way to Celebrate End of Lockdown No. 2? Pizza!
(Sponsored) Pizza is always a good idea. Pizza from Brick Fire Tavern? Even better.
Photos: Courtesy of Brick FIre Tavern
In my house you never, ever, ever need a reason to eat pizza. But for those living with the not-so-Italophilic crowd, what better excuse to celebrate the end of Honolulu’s Lockdown 2.0 with some cheesy, doughy, tomato-y baked deliciousness?
And I know just the place to get it. Brick Fire Tavern, formerly located along Hotel Street in Chinatown, reopened yesterday in Kaimukī with a brand-new 2,000-square-foot space complete with, like its old spot, a wood-fire brick oven specially commissioned by famed third-generation Napoli oven builder Stefano Ferrara.
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As those who have had the pleasure to dine at Brick Fire Tavern know, these guys take their pizza seriously. In 2018, Brick Fire Tavern became the first O‘ahu restaurant to be awarded the Vera Pizza Napoletana (“True Neapolitan Pizza”) certification by the Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana—a designation awarded to only 97 restaurants across the U.S.—and currently remains the only O‘ahu restaurant serving certified Neapolitan pizza. And that’s no small feat: The VPN certification includes strict guidelines for everything from the type of flour to the oven temperature to even the size and shape of the finish product.
At Brick Fire Tavern, the magic is in the ingredients: The restaurant imports “00”-type flour (as required by VPN guidelines) and certified San Marzano Dell’Agro tomatoes straight from Italy and makes fresh mozzarella in-house every day. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are used whenever possible, and the authentic Neapolitan wood-fire brick oven, which heats to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, ensures that Brick Fire Tavern pizzas are perfectly cooked in just 90 seconds.