Don't let the name of the new business fool you--
Full Moon Pizza Company
is hardly your everyday pizza joint.
In fact, owners Nathan Knickerbocker and Mark Nelson are offering up a restaurant that is going to keep mouths watering around Traverse City thanks to their artisan wood-fired cuisine. Full Moon Pizza is located on Eighth Street, near Potter's bakery. On the menu are things like breakfast pizza topped with scrambled eggs and nice chunks of potatoes, tomatoes and sausage. There will even be tasty entrees, such as wood-roasted, oregano-crusted salmon with artichoke hearts, roasted garlic and capers in a burre blanc, served on a bed of spring mix.
So what's the secret to what Knickerbocker and Nelson are using to help make Full Moon the next stop in Traverse City's foodie tour? It is a custom-built, wood-burning oven that weighs in at just about a ton and a half, which was built by the two partners. The oven will be the only way of cooking the eight different pizzas, five sandwiches and the entrees that are currently on the menu. Full Moon also has appetizers and salads for their customers to choose from. The idea behind the oven is to offer up authentic wood-fired flavor, plus the appearance and texture that can only be found on pizzas baked in such ovens.
The location of the new restaurant, located at 910 East Eighth Street, is a former salon that has been completely renovated. There is seating for 15 inside and takeout and delivery options are available.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Full Moon Pizza Company