About

About

The Bricks is not just a place to eat. It’s a culmination of a larger mission: To fully elaborate on the farm-to-table concept. We’ve gone far beyond the basic model of simply growing the ingredients for our menu items because we believe the means by which the food we serve comes into being is worth sharing. There are a myriad of processes along the route from farm to table and every one of them has a story, including but not limited to continuously striving for increasing sustainability, an Osttiroler grain mill that transforms our ancient grains into flour and Aracauna chickens that lay green eggs. (You haven’t lived until you’ve put a fried one atop a pizza, by the way.) We also believe in the people involved in these processes, our relationships with each other and, in turn, our relationship with you. Our backgrounds are diverse, yet our varied paths converge before a 750° pizza oven. It is from here that we invite you to The Bricks for a meaningful meal among friends, both old and new.

At The Bricks, we like stories. We intend to tell a lot of them because, to us, it’s part of knowing from where your food originates. We also think it’s not just the farm to table processes that have stories, the people involved in those processes do as well. To that end, meet some of the team:

THE BRICKS TEAM

Trenton Chamberlain

Executive Chef

We call him Trenton “Work Hard/Play Hard” Chamberlain, and we’re betting that before your food ever arrives to your table – and that pizza cooks fast – you’ll realize how quickly he earned that description. He doesn’t do anything half-heartedly.

 

Kaitie Belmore

General Manager

As many know, the restaurant industry is not for the faint of heart, but for Katie, it’s practically an extension of who she is, “The (food) service industry is all of my passions combined.” Kaitie is actually fueled by serving others.

 

FOX HOLLOW FARM STAFF

John Solobodowski

Estate Manager / Builder / Lumberjack / Master Gardener / Mechanic / Woodworker / Sugar Maker / Boatbuilder / Woodcutter / Agriculturist

John “Solo” or simply, “Solo,” as he’s often called, has been a fixture at Fox Hollow Farm since its origin. Those who know him would put money on him having a photographic memory, which would explain how he’s able to make everything happen at the farm.

 

Jim VanWynsberghe

From Vietnam Veteran, to Alaskan meanderer, to husband, to father, to grandfather, to great grandfather, at 74 Jim VanWynsberghe has finally hit his stride as The Man at Fox Hollow Farm. He and his wife, Margie, have lived in Metamora for roughly 40 years. In that time, while raising a fantastic family, they also managed to raise their fair share of animals, vegetables and flowers on their property.

 

Lisa Stinson

Much like so many other pursuits in her life, the opportunity to join the Fox Hollow Farm endeavor fell into her lap, so she took it. She and her husband, Jeff, moved to Metamora 20 years ago. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Grand Valley State University which, according to her father’s jokes, she promptly wasted by opting to stay home and raise three children.

 

The Bricks Pizzeria
15201 Kercheval
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

The Bricks Pizzeria
15201 Kercheval
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

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