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Brick Stone Pizza :A Slice of Heaven in Down Town KIngston

Monday, January 14, 2013
Last Saturday i had the pleasure of visiting one of Kingston's hottest Pizzeria on East Queens Street. Today Haute People goes Behind The Seams with Kenneth Austin , the owner of Brick Stone Pizza. Brick Stone Pizza is a relatively new Pizzeria which specializes in original Italian Pizza.

H: P: How long have you been a Pizza Chef?
K: A: 14 Years

H: P: What motivated you to open a Restaurant?
K: A:  I felt there was nothing left to do. After being away from Jamaica for over 25 years , I chose to stay here and set up this business because of availability . I believe that the country is still young and there is a lot of room to grow. The possibility of growth is tremendous.

H: P: Why Downtown?
K.A: The commercial district from Kingston starts here. This is a great area to set up a business. The view is amazing and different, when I look out I feel like I’m in a different country like England. There is also a lot of space for many professional Jamaicans to do business here. I would highly recommend and encourage for more professionals to do business down here. The city is full of so much history.

H.P: What would you say sets your pizza apart from local Pizza restaurants?
K.A:  It’s authenticity. It is the original Italian Pizza made from sponge dough. This special dough cannot be easily duplicated.  I use a special Marinara sauce with a few ground herbs found in Jamaica. You cannot beat the original. People also talk about the crust … you can have your crust as thin as a paper. I offer choices to Jamaica, the choices are unique because of the high quality products used and all my pizzas are reasonably priced. I also offer the whole wheat dough which is a great healthy alternative to the regular white flour dough.
H.P: What is your best seller?
K.A: Pepperoni. The School children really love Pepperoni

H.P: Tell us about your special delivery rate
K.A: This is mainly for the zone. It goes form North Street and its surrounding area and close to the Sea side. You can get your pizza delivered in these areas for $100.00 jmd.

H.P: Is there a story behind “Brick Stone Pizza”?
K.A:  Well, I use a Brick Oven and the Pizza is baked over a stone plate.  On top of that all the pizzas are handmade and put into that oven by hand, no rolling pins or anything like that is used.

H.P: What is the National Observer Special?
K.A: This is the Pizza that was feature in The Jamaica Observer . It has Chicken , Bacon , Cheese and Vegetables

H.P :What are some of your specialty Pizzas?
K.A : Fish and Seafood Mix. My international clients love this !

H.P : Finish the sentence …. “I cannot live without my”
K.A : Pizza Shop !




During a quick tour and an impromptu driving lesson Mr . Austin expressed that he hopes to set up more branches across Jamaica because he enjoys making Pizza and hopes to branch out into adding more items to the menu. He is also a strong believer in paying his employees for their hard work and instead of opting for a fresh paint job for his Pizza Shop , he gave his employees a bonus for Christmas. Seconds after this two young men walk into the Pizza shop and ordered a special Hawaiian and Pepperoni Pizza. When asked what their favorite pizza was they quickly expressed that they don't have a favorite and they like to try them all because of their unique taste. The excitement on their faces made it obvious that they are true fans of Brick Stone Pizza.

The Review

 

At the end of the interview i was treated to my very own special pizza which is shall dub as "The Haute Special ", which is made from some of my favorite foods/toppings : Shrimp , Cheese , Pineapple, Jerk Sausage , Chicken and Vegetables.

First of all ...I'm not gonna lie or front , this is one of the best Pizza's I've ever tasted and i am a Pizza Lover . I'm one of those people who could eat Pizza all day if possible . I liked how thin and "tasty" the crust was and did not have the "doughy taste" like regular pizzas . I always eat Pizza close to the crust then throw that part away.  There was also something about that sauce .. it didn't have that obvious "ketchup" taste . It was there and i tasted it and it was not too much . I especially liked the way how all the toppings complimented each other. Pineapple on pizza can be quite overpowering but i liked the fact that the way it was placed gave my pizza that pop of flavor.

My final thoughts: I would highly recommend Brick Stone Pizza to a friend without hesitation . The Customer Service is 100% , the Pizza is 

Brick Stone Pizza is located at 105 1/2 East Queen Street , just in front of The Gleaner Company .

Call them at 876. 854.1384

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  4. Anonymous4:52 PM

    Thanks for sharing, love your review. I have been hearing about them for awhile, but no one has their contact numbers, until I searched and found your blog post.

    I'm going to try it this weekend, hopefully.

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  5. Ok so I have never heard of them and I love new and exciting restaurants. I believe you have good taste buds so I will keep them in mind whenever I am that side of town. Well done and I love the part about giving bonuses to his employees.

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