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Unique farm to fork pizzeria opening in Grosse Pointe Park

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 20:34:43-04

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — Making the perfect pizza pie only happens when you have the perfect ingredients. A local chef is opening up a pizzeria in Grosse Pointe Park.

The Bricks pizzeria is opening up soon. If you look around, it's pretty obvious how they got their name – but it's not obvious how they get their food.

Chef Trenton Chamberlain is inching closer to seeing his dreams come true. Opening up a restaurant that is truly farm to fork.

The Bricks pizzeria is all about organic, locally grown food. In fact, most of their ingredients are from either their own farm in Metamora or locally sourced within a 100-mile radius – and they carefully craft their meals.

“We want you to feel like there was someone in the background, in the back of this kitchen preparing this just for you,” said Chef Trenton Chamberlain.

They will offer wood-fires Neapolitan style pizza.

And get this, it will take them 60 hours just to make the pizza dough.

“Mill our own grain in house. We have a 1,800lb Ostiroller from Austria,” Chamberlain said.

Their business model seems risky, but Chamberlain says it’s important to make quality food while doing right by the local economy and environment.

“We need to take the risk to give the reward to the community,” he said.

They will have a market so diners can take a taste of The Bricks home with them since they refuse to deliver their pizza.

“It’s best when it’s right out of the oven, so if it gets to you 30 to 45 minutes later, you’re losing the qualities that we worked so hard,” Chamberlain said.

The restaurant seats 100 and Chamberlain says will be a fun, friendly place to be!

“Enjoy the pizza, the atmosphere, we have an arcade with eight games in it,” he said.

The goal is to have 95 percent of their ingredients come from their farm in the next 5 to 7 years.

The eaterie is slated to open Friday, Aug. 2.