New locally-owned pizza spot offers taste of old New York style

Photo from Bricks and Stones Facebook.

Columbia area pizza lovers have a new, locally-owned option as they search for the very best pie, and this one offers some things others may not.

Bricks and Stones Pizza Company celebrated its grand opening Saturday. The new restaurant is in Woodberry Plaza (anchored by Big Lots) at 3230 Augusta Road in West Columbia, and welcomed a steady stream of visitors on the big day.

“We actually just stopped in on a whim,” said Maria Perez after finishing up lunch with her family. ”We were deciding where to go for lunch and saw the flags and signs. It was really good, though, you could really tell the difference from a chain. We’ll be back for sure.”

Brick and Stones, owned by Bob and Terry Close of West Columbia, takes its name from the old-style brick oven which heats to 800 degrees and can cook a large pizza in just three minutes.

Bricks and Stones restaurant on opening weekend. Allen Wallace photo.

The Closes and their team make all the sauces and dough from scratch each day: there’s much more to a Bricks and Stones pizza than pulling something from a freezer.

“We also hand toss each pizza, our chefs are out in front so the customers can see them preparing their pizza,” Bob Close told Cola Daily before the opening. “We serve authentic New York pizza.”

Bricks and Stones also offers appetizers and desserts and a carefully curated variety of wine and craft beer.

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