What to Expect
Your favorite comfort foods in a casual atmosphere (with a modern twist)

The Experience
Located in the heart of Forest on Route 221, Trio Brick Oven Eatery is one of the newer restaurants to join the up-and-coming area. And since it opened in May 2015, the place has stayed busy from lunchtime through Happy Hour and beyond.

While on the outside, you may dismiss Trio for being “just another business” in a strip mall, once inside, you will be truly impressed. From the hardwood floors to the modern décor, you will feel like you are in a sophisticated, urban restaurant.
(And if you peek past the hostess table, you might catch a glimpse of the restaurant’s namesake—the brick oven that adds that wonderful charred flavor to the pizzas.)

What to Try
Trio broadcasts its love for pizza, burgers and wings, so it’s no surprise that those three top the list of orders. The servers say their Small Lunch Pizza (served with a side salad) is very popular, along with the Boneless and Fries lunch combo. They also get a lot of midday orders for the Trio Lunch Burger and the Philly Steak and Cheese sandwich.

Their regular menu is also available all day—which includes specialty burgers and specialty pizzas. “We have plenty of guests who like to take on the challenge of creating their own pizza or burger, and we have seen some amazing plates that our guests have created,” said General Manager Kelly Kyper.

The Extras
If you are a food snob, Kyper says “most everything is made right here in house” every day.

And obviously, your lunch break isn’t the best time to throw a few back, so return to Trio at quitting time to visit their spacious bar area. They showcase a variety of craft brewed beers, wine and specialty drinks.

By Shelley Basinger