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Amici Brick Oven Pizza Hosting Grand Opening Wednesday: Free Food, Funky Buddha Beer

There are few food combinations most people tend to agree upon: Pizza and beer is definitely one.

Frankly, free pizza and beer is the best pairing of all.

Amici Brick Oven Pizza, owned by well-known South Florida restaurateur Lirim Jacobi, previous owner of Wild Olives by Todd English in Boca Raton, Wild Olives Cafe by Todd English in CityPlace, and Taverna Opa at CityPlace, recently opened its doors in West Palm Beach's Village Commons.

The restaurant is holding its grand opening soiree this Wednesday with live entertainment, free pizza, Funky Buddha beer, and more.

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Taking place from 7 to 10 p.m., this Amici Brick Oven event is offering a number of dishes and modes of entertainment for guests looking to partake in the festivities.

"We are looking forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new friends at our grand-opening party on January 15. Everyone will have a chance to sample three kinds of our delicious, brick-oven pizza as well as mini-meatballs, along with several kinds of beer. There will be a strolling musician, playing Italian music earlier in the evening as well as a DJ playing popular tunes later in the evening."

After years of working on the concept, Jacobi -- who also owns City Pizza at CityPlace and Mara Cucina Italiana at the Wellington Mall -- opened the restaurant, which is housed in a former Starbucks, in early December.

Amici serves a selection of 25 gourmet pizzas ($7.95 to $17.95) fired in a 500-degree oven, such as the Amici with mozzarella, tomato sauce, and fresh basil; Yoni's, thin-sliced zucchini, yellow squash, goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, and extra virgin olive oil; Brick Oven-Roasted Chicken with garlic, roasted peppers, tomato sauce, and mozzarella; as well as salads, panini, pasta, craft beer, and wine.

Delivery is available with a $10 minimum and $2 delivery fee for customers located within a five-mile radius of the restaurant.

Amici Brick Oven Pizza is located at 801 Village Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-242-8888, or visit

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