Locals have been filling a new eatery this week, since the opening Monday of The Brick Oven Pizzeria and Pub at 2701 Rock Island.
Colton and Brittany Glasscock opened the brick oven pizzeria and pub this week after almost four years of work preparing the business.
“Enid didn’t have one and I was looking for a good place to enjoy a beer and have some good pizza,” Colton said of the decision to open a brick oven pizzeria. “I was looking for a nice pizza and beer pub, and I thought this might be good for Enid. I tried to see what people like, and what we didn’t have, and then get them what they like.”
“We’ve done everything we possibly could to save money to piece this together,” Brittany said.
“I sold almost everything I had to my name,” Colton said. “Four-wheelers, cars: almost everything I had attained I sold to help make this happen.”
The couple did a lot of the renovation work themselves, and Colton handmade the wooden-top tables in the dining area. They finished work over the weekend, just in time to open Monday. Large booth seating and tables now surround a custom-made bar top, brick oven and order area where patrons can pick up to-go orders.
Brittany said they worked on building the business as they could — a daunting task since they both had full-time jobs and two toddlers at home.
“Once he gets his mind on something there’s no stopping him,” Brittany said. “I’ve just been here for him, making sure it runs as smooth as possible.”
Colton credited Brittany with helping get the business open, and his employees and patrons for making the first few days of business a success.
“My wife has been awesome, she really has,” Colton said. “My employees have been doing an awesome job. I’m just grateful for everyone being patient with me and giving me a chance.”
Colton said Jeremy Green also was instrumental in designing and inspiring the new business. Green owns the building in which the pizzeria is housed, as well as the adjacent business, Rock Island Liquor and Wine.
“He’s helped me immensely throughout this whole process,” Colton said of Green.
Business has been brisk at the pizzeria and pub since it opened. Brittany said they’ve sold 120-150 pizzas per day.
“It’s really surreal,” Brittany said of the public’s response to their opening. “It’s definitely awesome. I honestly can’t believe so many people in Enid have heard about us already. We were just planning this little hole-in-the wall place, and it’s become the talk of the town, and that’s pretty cool.”
She said customers have taken to the unique flavor their pecan wood-fired oven gives the pies.
“We use pecan wood on every pizza to get a wood-fired flavor to it,” Brittany said. “It’s just a flavor you can’t get anywhere else.”
Brittany is looking forward to Enid Farmers Market reopening for the spring season so she can source toppings from local growers.
In addition to the brick oven pizzas, customers also can enjoy an extensive wine and beer menu.
“We just have a friendly atmosphere,” Brittany said, “and you can enjoy a beer and watch some football while you have your pizza.”
The Brick Oven Pizzeria and Pub is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Story provided by: Enid News & Eagle
Written by: James Neal