It was the 3rd CARES Annual Dining Out to Fight Aids night, and Paul and I felt like getting out and supporting the cause. Knowing that we are moving to this end of town soon, and having never heard of North 11 before, we thought, 'what the heck!?! Let's check this place out.' So, we did. We headed the long way up Gull Road to find North 11 nestled in a plaza with a Papa Johns, Gull Road Pharmacy, a Chinese Take Out place and more.
I have to say, I was kind of surprised when we walked in. The decor is modern. Chic, if you will. And not what I was expecting from a place in a strip mall. We were seated quickly and start checking out the menu. The menu is broad. It is not overwhelmingly huge, but they cover a lot of ground on it. From wood-fired pizzas, to wraps, to bison burgers, to entrees. There are plenty of options. And, many that are (or could be) vegetarian friendly. They also have an extensive drink menu. In fact, I believe it is bigger than their food menu, offering specialty martinis, a wide range of beers and wines, etc. And, they have great happy hour specials.
I was torn between a few items on the menu, and asked our waitress for her recommendation between the few I was thinking about. She informed me that her favorite is the North 11 pizza, but that she adds jalapenos. Why not take it from some one who works there, right? So, that is what I ordered. And, it was scrumptious.
As Paul said, they don't skimp on the jalapenos when you add them. And, they add the perfect heat to this already tasty combination of toppings (roasted garlic, grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke, and olive oil). YUM! Since there is no red of white sauce, it is a lighter pizza. The crust is thin, but not too thin. Not crunchy. I has that delicious wood-fired flavor. And, it was a pretty good size. You could EASILY share one of their pizzas with a friend. Or, do like I did and take it home for lunch the next day.
We have been a few times since our first visit. We are so excited to have found this gem near our new home. I am really looking forward to bringing out of town guests to North 11, especially since it won't cost you and arm and a leg to get a good meal!
four golden forks out of five.