Yellow Brick Pizza Adding Courtyard Patio
If you haven’t been out lately in Olde Town East, you’re missing out on fun happy hours, overhearing some of the most interestingly weird conversations held in public, and some rocking pizza.
Yellow Brick Pizza has been redefining what makes for a good pie ever since they opened at 892 Oak Street in 2009. Fans of the joint swear by their fresh ingredients and quirky approach, and soon, they’ll have something else to rave about: a patio.
“We’ve actually always wanted a patio, but it wasn’t something we had the money for when we first opened,” says Faith Gehring, one of the owners at Yellow Brick Pizza. “My partner (Bob Silver) started work on this project about a year ago, and after navigating the myriad code variances and permits required by the city, we created a design that was both in our budget and beautiful.”
The patio will be about 800 square feet, and comfortably seat around 30 people. It will be along the north side of the building, facing East Broad Street, with the entrance located through the back door.
The fencing will be constructed from reclaimed barn wood that Silver has sourced from all across Ohio, and there will also be hand-blown glass hanging light fixtures from local artist Linda Deic.
The plan is to have the patio completed by September, right in time for crazy Buckeyes to enjoy their favorite crazy pizza, like the Boise Surprise, with red potatoes, mozzarella, bacon, and sour cream, or the Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder, with chicken, corn, roasted red peppers, red onions, spicy kale, and finished with house best sauce, among others.
New menu items are also already in the works, with more salad and vegan options gracing the eclectic offerings. Customers may also see a sandwich or two on the menu, as well as new cocktails, whose debut will coincide with the patio opening.
“We hope to make this a very organic, peaceful patio where customers can relax with their pizza and beer,” adds Gehring. “A little oasis by the alley.”
For more on Yellow Brick Pizza’s upcoming patio, and their evolving cast of specialty pies, follow them at www.facebook.com/yellowbrickpizza.
Photos by Logan Miller of www.LCMphoto.org. Renderings by Zak Kelley.