We had a great dinner last night at American Flatbread in Los Alamos. Everything is organic. They are only open Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10. When we arrived just after 5 the bar was full and we put our names on the wait list. We only waited 10 minutes. The place seat 80 or so and you can see the pizza being made and fired in the same room you are seated in. The bar (wine and beer only) had a nice list by the glass and we liked the Flatbread Red Pinot Noir ($7).
I had the salad from the specials list. Arugula on a bed of thinly shaved persimmon with new crop walnuts and intensely flavored tiny golden sweet 100's in a fruity viniagrette ($6). It was delicious and appetizing. Others had the mixed salad with greens and a ginger tamari viniagrette ($5) and there is also a choice of a grated carrot and celery salad ($3) that was very generous.
I wanted to try the appetizer of roast carrot and beets with goat cheese, harissa and pistachio nuts but no one else was game. Aside from salads and pizza this is all that's offered.
We had a large pizza with roast tomato sauce, cheese and herbs, $15, (they use Serena in the mix), small the sausage with sundried tomatoes (instead of sauce) and mushrooms, $9.5, and large the pepproni with spicy green peppers ,$18. All were excellent. The dough is not really crisp under the toppings, but the edges are wonderfully chewy.
The five of us had a little pizza to take home. We were too full for dessert, $6. There was an apple blueberry pie and a pistachio cake with whipped cream, a cheese plate and a few others.
It's a fun and interesting place to go. Kids are fine because it is casual and really loud, just put your order in right away if you are hungry.
The flatbread is sold in the freezer section of some markets, but having is right out of the wood burning oven is great.
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