Brick Oven Pub – Placerville

“There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and garlic.”

Louis Diat (1885-1957)




Brick Oven Pub

Last week I got word that the Brick Oven Pub, which is located at 2875 Ray Lawyer Drive, next to where the old movie theaters were (now Napa Auto Parts) has some new things going on. I hadn’t visited with the owners, Ken and Karrie Fay, in some time so I dropped in that afternoon. Ken was there to fill me in on what what going on while he waited on a number of customers and Tony, the man in the kitchen, fixed food.

The Brick Oven Pub not only has 25 different craft brewed beers from all over the world on tap, and a number of others in bottles, but local wine and quite a menu. “We vary the beers by season and have dropped a few because they were inconsistent from keg to keg,” said owner Ken Fay. “Our customers know their beers and tell us if something has changed.”

The menu starts with build-your-own pizza and calzones, all from their brick oven. You can get the pizza open faced on French bread or on a small or large thin crust. They come with three toppings and they have quite a long list to choose from, such as meats like salami, ham, bacon, pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted chicken, or vegetables such as mushrooms, black olives, fresh garlic, spinach, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, pineapple, red onions, jalapenos and more. They also serve speciality sandwiches (hot), made on their own bread like barbecued turkey, roast beef or chicken, pesto chicken, French dip, pastrami Reuben and a meatball sub. The cold sandwiches, which you can also get hot, include ham, turkey, chicken, salami, pastrami and roast beef.

Salads? They have the chef, pesto chicken, BLT Caesar, Caesar and house. They also serve a number of side dishes and soup.

The newest things on the menu are the half-pound burgers with all the fixings and an interesting sausage sandwich made with a pork/beef sausage, sauerkraut and spicy mustard. it comes with a side of salad or soup. “We tell people it is Oktoberfest every day,” said owner Ken.

They also have a lunch special from 11 until 1 weekdays. It consists of a half sandwich and a cup of soup or small salad.

A new event at the Brick Oven Pub is Family Night on Mondays. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., if you buy any menu item you can get another for half price (equal or lesser value). Wednesday is Happy Hour all day with beer, wine and appetizers at $1 off and at 7, on the first and third Wednesday of the month, free live music jam. Thursday at 7 p.m. they have their famous Pub Trivia game with prizes. Once a month on Fridays they have live entertainment and on Saturdays at 7 p.m. Karaoke.

For more information call (530) 622-7420.

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