Next Monday, Ned Ludd's "Pizza Monday" will get a guest star.
The wood-fired restaurant became a go-to spot with the P.R.E.A.M. Monday night pizza popups. But now that chef Nicholas Ford and bartender Brandon Gomez have left to open their own brick and mortar (target opening date is early March), Ned Ludd is continuing the tradition in its own way, and as part of that chef/owner Jason French will be collaborating with the city's top pizzaiolos once a month.
On February 2, Brian Spangler from Apizza Scholls will help man the ovens and set the menu, which will be heavy on classic Italian-American flavors. Pizzas will come in meatball, clams casino, and eggplant parmesan varieties. Plus there will be insalata mista, cannolis and negronis.
On March 2, Sarah Minnick of Lovely's Fifty-Fifty takes a turn. And on April 4 Sean Coyne of Pizza Maria gets in on the action.
And the restaurant is also launching a series of "Small Suppers" in the Elder Hall space. The guest list is limited to the 12 seats at the communal table to encourage a sense of community. The first is coming up this weekend Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 and is themed "A Country Meal: Japan." Ned Ludd has a lot of special events in the works. Check its website for more details.
Pizza Mondays at Ned Ludd: 5 p.m. to close, or until the dough runs out.