I knew the location as “the place where La Barbecue used to be.” But now it’ll be known as “the 40 North lot” because this is serious pizza. I took advantage of a gorgeous 70 degree January day to check out what wood-fired goodness 40°N, a brand new pizza food trailer, was slinging. I pulled up to the lot to find it nearly completely empty.
The space is shared with Regal Ravioli and one table was filled with friends of 40 North. I took my time reading the whole menu and everything sounded great — which was an issue for my indecision-prone self — before I finally settled on the “Kale” pizza and took a seat.
Clint, the pizzaiolo / owner, brought out housemade pork sausage (from Richardson Farms), fresh mozzarella, Calabrian chiles, garlic, and Parmigiano Reggiano-topped pizza. A beauty to behold, though at first I was disappointed that I misunderstood that there was no red sauce on it. Nothing wrong with white pizzas; I was just in the mood for sauce.
I forgot all about that red sauce with my first bite. It’s garlicky and cheesy and kaley. The Calabrian chiles and pork sausage spiced it up. The crust was a perfect balance of soft and chewy.
This picture really tells the whole story.
And a big thank you to Clint for offering me a vanilla panna cotta with raspberry sauce on the house. After devouring the entire pizza, I made quick work of the super creamy, tart dessert. I never would’ve ordered it (both from a “quantity of food” perspective as well as “not that into panna cotta” perspective), but it was wholly delicious! I’d definitely recommend, especially if you’re not
sadly bravely dining alone, to get at least one to share.
If you’re in the mood for pizza and the weather’s nice, I would absolutely implore you to check out 40 North. If the weather isn’t so great, you can call ahead and just pick it up. Great pizza from nice people who know what they’re doing, so make it a priority to check them out soon!