Nomad Pizza, the Hopewell, N.J. pie-maker who first tempted us at Night Market with its mobile wood-fired pizza making operation retrofitted to a vintage 1949 REO Speed Wagon, is finally ready to debut its Philly bricks and mortar branch. It opens tonight near 7th and South streets in the former home of vegan restaurant Horizons. Owners Tom Grim and Stalin Bedon are offering a simple menu with four salads and 12 pizzas. They say that Nomad’s bill of fare is almost 100 percent organic, and the majority of the ingredients they use are sourced locally. Dough is made daily, but it’s aged for four to five days before getting tossed and going in the wood-fired oven. Grim and Bedon say that’s what develops a more flavorful crust.
The bi-level space, which was refreshed and outfitted with furnishings constructed with reclaimed wood, features communal tables and a 12 tap draught system on both floors. The second floor features a bar, lounge seating, plus two and four-top tables in the dining room. There’s also a large projection screen and digital projector that we’re told will be used for forthcoming movie nights.
The pizza selection ranges from a plain and simple Margherita to a soft-cooked egg-slathered and balck truffle-laden Tartufo. They also offer a rendition of a New England clam pie. Price range from $11 to $19.
Nomad Pizza, 611 South Seventh St., (215) 238-0900.