The Brix Project – Playalinda Brewing Company

IMG_5844Today I’m looking at another fun Central Florida brewery and restaurant that has a top notch beer selection and a diverse food menu. The Brix Project is located in Titusville, so one day after a drive back from the Orlando airport, we decided to go a little out of the way to try this place. Titusville doesn’t have a lot going on besides the Kennedy Space Center and some beaches, but this spot is worth taking a trip there for. The Playalinda Brewing Company  originally started out as a brewery in downtown Titusville, but has expanded into this “project” where they also serve food. We have been to the Hardware Store location and raved about it ever since. It still lived up to our expectations on this visit with the Strawberry Blonde and the Pleasure Chest IPA. Both beers were on the fruity side, but still had robust flavors. The Key Lime Slice that we had first from this brewery is still our favorite though, and we hope they have it next time we are here. We also have to give a shout-out to their Robonaut Red Ale which is by far the best local Red Ale in Brevard County.

IMG_5849We had such a hard time deciding entrees since there were so many good choices. We ended up splitting the chipotle-rubbed pork belly and the spinach and artichoke pizza. The pork belly was cooked the perfection with a melt in your mouth flavor and it came with creamed bacon brussel sprouts and a butterscotch apple puree. These sides added a nice contrast of savory and sweet. We are rarely disappointed by pork belly and this dish was no different!

IMG_5851We had to try a flatbread from their wood fire brick oven and the spinach and artichoke one was just what we were in the mood for. The flatbread was delicious and we loved all the ingredients on it from the mozzarella to the pesto. This and the pork belly both tasted incredibly fresh, we are a great portion size and went well with the beer!IMG_5853We left this restaurant wishing that we lived closer to it! It really has everything from great food and beer, to a fun outdoor area with cornhole and other games all in a trendy and well-curated atmosphere. And even better, it was extremely affordable! It was only $5 for a pint of craft beer and delicious entrees under $13! We can’t wait to come back and try more of the unique menu. In the meantime, we will hold out hope that maybe they decide to build another one on the south end of the Space Coast.

Let me know if you have been to the brewery before or what your favorite local brewery/restaurant is!