by Daniella Gibbs Leger
This Saturday I had the pleasure of dining at our newest eatery, Menomale. For weeks I’ve been eagerly waiting what they describe as “pizza the way it was historically intended”. As some of you know, I’m originally from New Jersey and know a thing or two about good pizza. It’s been a long standing desire to get a quality pizza place that wasn’t a 15 minute drive.
I’m happy to report that we now have one. Menomale just had their soft opening, so please be aware that they are still working out their kinks. Our waitress, lovely as she was, clearly was still learning the ropes. But none of that bothered us. My husband and I showed up at 5pm when they opened because friends noted that the wait was very long the night before, and I can see why. It’s a very small place, but my is it beautiful inside. The first thing you’ll notice is their great big oven. You’re then led into the next room where a small bar (maybe 8 seats) and about 6-7 tables reside.
I won’t go into menu details – you can see them here. I will say that both of our pizzas were so delicious that I forgot to take a picture of them. I could eat the tomato sauce they use out of a jar (they make their own). They also have an extensive craft beer menu, which for me is as exciting as the pizza. They will let you try a beer first if you’re not sure you’ll like it, which I always appreciate. For dessert, my husband had the rum cake and I had the pizza dough-wrapped nutella.
All in all, I give this place 10 stars, even with the slightly shaky service. I know that the service will get better with time and I’m not sure the food can improve upon perfection. I cannot wait to go back or order take out to try their other pizzas.
I hope all you other potential businesses are paying attention to what’s going on here in our little neck of the woods. If you build it (“it” being quality food), they will come, and they will wait for 45 minutes for a table.