Shuttered Neapolitan pizza trailer 40 North is coming back in the form of a brick-and-mortar restaurant. The counter-service pizza will be found on 900 West 10th Street off North Lamar Boulevard, in the building that previously housed El Sapo and Bacon. There is no set opening date as of yet.
The menu will be similar to the trailer’s original one. Chef and pie slinger Clint Elmore will whip up Neapolitan pies (think the classics to hot honey to the funghi), as well as salads and other small plates. Drinks will include beer and wine.
Elmore was previously the chef of Round Rock pizzeria PS 35, but he left the restaurant in October 2017 before it closed the following month. He always wanted to open a true brick-and-mortar version of the trailer, as was his intention when he shuttered the trailer in July 2016.
Along with Elmore, the new 40 North partner team includes Taslim Jamal (who used to work at now-shuttered deli Delicious), and Benneth Cachila.
Originally, the West 10th Street address was home to Tex-Mex burger spot El Sapo from the El Chile Group starting in May 2017, but the restaurant quickly shuttered four months later. Before that, it was pork-obsessed restaurant Bacon, which closed in October 2016 because it couldn’t deal with the constant flooding problems from nearby Shoal Creek.