Tale of the Tape: Nomad Pizza Company


Today is the official opening of Nomad Pizza Company on 7th Street just off of South Street. The pizza restaurant is the second from physical restaurant from Stalin Bedon andTom Grim. In addition to their restaurant in Hopewell, New Jersey they also have a beautifully restored 1949 REO Speedwagon with built in wood fired brick pizza oven.

The Space

  • Nomad has taken over the former Horizons at the corner of 7th and Kater, between South and Bainbridge Streets.
  • Downstairs features a copper clad brick pizza oven
    • Oven is a duplicate of the one found in the REO Speedwagon
    • Oven’s operating temperature is 850º Fahrenheit
    • Pizza can go from raw to ready in under 90 seconds
  • Downstairs communal table with stools seats 16.
  • Upstairs there is another communal table plus two and four-tops
  • One wall doubles as a movie screen, look for weekly movie nights

The Food

  • Salads and pizzas make up the menu
  • Nomad is legitimately committed to locally grown organic produce when it is available
  • The menu includes shout-outs to local farms:
  • Pizzas
    • Eleven pizzas ranging from $11 to $19
    • Highlights include:
      • Arugula con Prosciutto – arugula and Applegate Farms Proscciutto
      • Tartufo – Mozzerella di bufala, Toma cheese, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, egg topped with Boschetto al Tartufo Bianchetto and black truffle oil
      • Spicy Sausage – San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, aged Parmesan, Simply Grazin’ sausage, caramelized onions, fresh basil, olive oil, sea salt
      • Clam – White clams, parsley, oregano, red pepper, parmesan, garnished with a lemon

The Drink

  • Nomad has a liquor license and serves beer and wine
  • Twelve beers on tap
  • White and red wine with a focus on Italian vineyards
  • Glasses range from $6 to $10
  • Bottles from $25 to $80
  • Victory draft root beer is also available

Nomad Pizza will open nightly at 5 p.m. and serve until 10 p.m. weeknights, longer on weekends.

Nomad Pizza Company
611 S 7th Street
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