The new Al’s Pizza concept – Al’s Craft Pizza Company, is going to have Jacksonvillians craving gourmet, Italian-inspired eats everyday of the week! Crispy, wood-fired oven craft pizza’s with epicurean toppings in a single-sized, 12 inch round is what’s new in this fledgling flagship restaurant. Ingredients like tomatoes and flour imported from Italy and used in these mini masterpieces.
Executive Chef Joshua Agan shared several of the menu items in a generous tasting last month and delightfully everything that I sampled was hearty and layered in flavor. (Not surprising in the least as Agan has been sprinkling his creative culinary genius all over Jacksonville for many years now.)
The Kale pesto on the Cauliflower pizza was a perfect zing over the Gruyere cheese base and the sunny side up eggs on the Rise n’ Shine pie pairs perfectly with the tang of the Tabasco aioli. But other entrees will be served in combination with these incredible 12 inch, gourmet noms such as the Beef Bolognese gnocchi. This dish is completely craveable and will definitely be on my hit list when the doors officially open this month.
The atmosphere will be casual and seat 70 with people additional outdoor seating. And this new genre of doughy delights will have premium pairability with a lot of our local craft beers as well.
Housemade sauces, uber fresh ingredients and, if modeled after most of Al’s delicious franchise, the staff should have not only great salesmanship but friendly smiles as well.
Head on over to Neptune Beach this month and share some gourmet pies with the family. This totally tasty spot for saucy 12 inch circles is going to be a big hit here in Jacksonville any way you slice it!
What: Al’s Craft Pizza Company
When: Tuesday Afternoon
Where: 240 3rd St Neptune Beach
Price: $9.00 to $20.00
Buzz worthy Notes:
Al’s new concept will be focused on more craft beer in their new location, so watch out for one spectacular Happy Hour featuring our beloved local suds!
Quote: Executive Chef Joshua Agan stated, “Mix the best ingredients with the best techniques, that’s the Craft! ”
Appetizer: Mushroom Toast – marvelous mix of mushrooms in a Madeira cream sauce, topped with crispy shallots, scallions on a bed of brioche for only $9.00.
Entrée: Beef Bolognese – potato gnocchi in roasted garlic cream laying in a gorgeous beef Bolognese and covered in shaved parmigiano with baby arugula only $15.00.
Craft Pizza 1: Roasted Cauliflower Pizza – cauliflower, smoked Gruyere cheese 12 inch pizza topped with a Kale pesto and caramelized onions for only $14.00.
Craft Pizza 2: Rise n’ Shine Pizza – sunny-side eggs, Nueske’s Bacon, and roasted potato 12 inch pizza drizzled with a Tabasco aioli only $15.00.