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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Review Preview: twinOak Wood Fired Fare

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 8:07 AM

A pizza at twinOak Wood Fired Fare - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • A pizza at twinOak Wood Fired Fare
twinOak Wood Fired Fare (1201 Strassner Drive, Brentwood; 314-644-2772) has a strange name (its second since opening) but a simple concept: cook your food in a wood-fired oven. I visit twinOak this week, and a sneak peek of my review is after the jump.

Pizza is the food most commonly associated with such ovens -- thin-crust pies that cook quickly at very high heat -- and pizza is the focal point of twinOak's menu. Pizzas come in one size, about ten inches in diameter. Based on my visits, this is too much for one diner, but not enough for two to share; expect leftovers.

The "Classic" is the most basic pizza: crust, tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil. The thin crust has enough chew to withstand multiple toppings even at its center. The brick oven imparts its characteristic char in spots -- enough to accent, but not overwhelm, the crust's mild flavor.

Visit the RFT restaurant page late this afternoon or check back here tomorrow morning to read my review.

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