Friday, August 29, 2014

Stopped in for Pizza…

Laurie and I were once again out running errands and doing a little shopping.  But it was time for a late lunch/early dinner.  We felt like pizza… 

Since we’d had a couple of fairly positive experiences at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza locations previously, we decided to stop in at the Turkey Creek location in Knoxville…

The décor at Brixx locations is simple and straightforward.  There is lots of space between tables and, despite the way it looks in these photos, the dining areas are bright and cheerful.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza restaurants can be found in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.  Openings are scheduled for Alabama, Illinois, Indiana and Colorado.  Twenty-five stores are currently in operation.

Each Brixx location has its own list of 24 local and craft beers on tap.  I’m not a dark beer fan but Laurie and I both tried this brown ale.  She liked it quite a bit and I just drank mine…

The beer listing at the Turkey Creek restaurant included:  Shock Top Belgian White - St. Louis MO; New Belgium Ranger IPA - Ft. Collins CO; Shiner Bock - Shiner TX; Yuengling Lager - Pottsville PA; Franziskaner Hefe - Weiss Germany; Guinness Stout – Ireland; Stella Artois Lager -  Belgium; Sam Adams Seasonal - Boston MA; Sierra Nevada Kellerweis - Chico CA; Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Chico CA; Lagunitas IPA - Petaluma CA; Saw Works Pale Ale - Knoxville TN; Saw Works Brown Ale - Knoxville TN, and Abita Rootbeer - Abita Springs, LA.  In addition there are 10 Rotating Taps on hand...

The pizzas at Brixx aren’t large and many people order one for an appetizer to share.  We like different things on our pizzas so I ordered the ‘Bronx Bomber’. ($10.95) It is made with “spicy Italian sausage, mozzarella, prosciutto, gorgonzola cheese, tomato sauce and fresh oregano”.  

My first reaction was “Where’s the sausage?!”  Eight little pieces or slices of sausage on 6 slices of pizza…?  It wasn't spicy either.  Did they run out of sausage or are they trying to increase their profit margins?  The amount of prosciutto seemed minimal as well.  Beyond that issue, the pizza lacked any flavor pizzazz!

Laurie ordered the “Rustica” pizza. ($10.95) This pizza included prosciutto, mozzarella, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives and roasted garlic.  As you can see, all of the ingredients were in the middle of the crust and while her toppings were plentiful, she also thought that it was just a fair tasting pizza…

What can I say?  You win some and you lose some… We were disappointed with our meals and our waiter was brand new and hadn't been well trained either.   Our search continues for really good restaurant based pizza here in East Tennessee.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza is located at 10978 Parkside Drive in Knoxville’s Turkey Creek shopping area.  Phone: 865-288-4186.  The company’s website can be found at:

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave 


  1. Looks like they have newbies in the kitchen putting together the toppings. You didn't get enough sausage and Laurie's toppings were thrown in the middle. Have a nice weekend guys.

  2. Ah sometimes happens David because they make all fast!

  3. Dear Dave, That is just not fun; to be in the mood for some good pizza and be disappointed.
    At least you have a good attitude about it and next time will be better.
    Blessings to you a Laurie for a beautiful weekend. Catherine

  4. They sure aren't like the pizzas around here, and you know how good they are!