The Lunch Bunch Celebrates 1st Anniversary at Bricks on Boundary

Spotted by the Lunch Bunch: David Tedder and Rick Toomey

By Wendy Pollitzer

February 10, 2011

Owner Josh Poticha in front of his new Airstream renovated with kitchen equipment for Bricks on-the-go

I have one disappointment with our visit to Bricks on Boundary.  I’m frustrated we haven’t gone any sooner than now!  We’ve been reviewing local lunch spots for a year now, and each of us agree we waited too long to visit Bricks.

Don’t get me wrong, we all go to Bricks on our own to watch the popular game on TV, participate in Thursday nigh trivia, watch an entertaining band or enjoy their awesome food from time to time. Bricks also happens to be my Dad’s favorite spot when he comes into town from Mt. Pleasant. So, my girls and I eat at Bricks quite often when Grandma and Grandpa visit.

As the Lunch Bunch, however, last Wednesday was our inaugural visit; and boy, did owner, Josh Poticha, pamper us! Voted #1 out of 72 restaurants in Beaufort on Trip Advisor, based on popularity, Bricks on Boundary proved its ranking to the Lunch Bunch with ease.

A former chef with Marriott Hotels and Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants, Poticha learned a thing or two about the business, especially deciding fair price points. Since Poticha doesn’t serve anything frozen, he must choose ingredients (and proper amounts) wisely.  And it’s all incredibly affordable, because Josh is just like you and me. And, he’s fair with his pricing, because he knows we all want good food.

And that is how Josh Poticha has found his niche at Bricks on Boundary, cleverly dubbed by locals because of its proximity to the National Cemetery (beautifully surrounded by bricks). His menu is filled with tasty, intriguing and reasonably priced items. And better yet, it’s a Sports Bar! And…kid-friendly!

Fried Oysters with Buffalo Sauce and Blue Cheese- A Must Have!

Shrimp Quesadilla Roll

Fried Mushrooms and Pickles

Ashley, the familiar bartender and our friendly server brought a few appetizers out to start.  The Lunch Bunch enjoyed the fried mushrooms and pickles, the buffalo blue oysters and a shrimp quesadilla roll.  We devoured all of it, but unanimously agreed that the fried oysters served with a zesty buffalo sauce and topped with blue cheese crumbles and scallions were a definite MUST-HAVE.  I promise you Beaufort, you will love them!

When I say that Poticha is fair with his price points, please don’t assume that the portions are skimpy. Not at all, my friends! Our lunch meals were huge, enough to feed 2 people or take home for later.

Pamela, Kim and I ordered similar meals that took on a Greek and Moroccan theme.  Each of us ordered Greek salads with cucumbers, tomatoes, grilled onions, sweet peppers, kalamata olives, feta cheese with balsamic dressing and pita points and tzatziki sauce on the side. Kim’s salad was topped with Moroccan Sirloin tips, mine with Greek sirloin k-bobs and Pamela’s with a lamb patty.  Each was distinctive in flavor, and prepared exactly to our liking.

Elizabeth asked for the mushroom wrap, which enfolded sautéed wild mushrooms and pesto mayonnaise with lettuce, Pico de Gallo, caramelized onions, grilled peppers and mozzarella cheese in a flour tortilla. 3-2-1…gone!

Barry opted for the fish & chips, which highlighted Guinness Beer battered flounder and was served with shoestring fries and lima bean blue cheese Cole slaw. If you don’t get this as your side, the Lunch Bunch recommends ordering this in addition to your meal for sure. This Cole slaw is out of this world, and another definite MUST-HAVE.

April got the Boom Boom Spicy Low-Carb Blue Burger, a ½ lb. beef patty served with an iceberg cup, tomato, onion, blue cheese, balsamic dressing and Bricks’ signature Boom Boom sauce.  And it’s served with no bun, perfect for the low or no-carb dieter, like April (who, by the way, is looking marvelous, simply marvelous)!

We had such a good time at Bricks last Wednesday. The food was affordable and delicious, the service fast and friendly and the ambiance casual and welcoming. What more can you ask for in a neighborhood gathering spot? Additionally, we were treated to a private tour of Bricks’ new traveling trailer, delivered that very day. Have you seen it yet?

Go by Bricks on Boundary today to see Josh Poticha’s new toy. It’s a shiny airstream travel trailer, renovated to perfection with state-of-the art professional kitchen equipment inside. Josh wants to use it for festivals, catering, special events, etc. If you’re interested in Bricks coming to your function, give Josh a call at (843) 379-5232 or better yet, visit him at 1420 Boundary Street.

You’ve got to love Bricks’ motto…Saving the World, one meatloaf slice at a time. Yes, indeed Bricks, you certainly saved this group! Thank so much for having us. The Lunch Bunch loved it!

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