Posts Tagged ‘2Amys’

Etto Opens Tonights With Salumi, Anchovies—and, Oh Yeah, Pizza

"Mostly it's a salumi and anchovy bar with a side of killer bread and some pizza," says Tad Curtz of Etto, a new Logan Circle restaurant which opens tonight at 5 p.m. That's a funny thing to say given that Curtz and David Rosner, who also own Standard beer garden, have teamed up with pizza masters and 2Amy founders Peter […]

Huh? Jumbo Slice Is the 12th Best Pizza in America?

Listmakers just don't get our city, especially when it comes to restaurants.  Last week, Esquire perplexed nearly everyone by naming Roberto Donna "Chef of the Year." Now, the Post brings to our attention that the folks over at The Daily Meal have a new ranking of the top 35 pizzas in the country. And somehow, […]

Molecular Astronomy

José Andrés’ Minibar is back and more expensive than ever. Instead of a piddly $150 per person, the 20-plus course tasting now costs $225 (before tax and tip). What else could you eat around D.C. for that kind of cash? Here are some suggestions: Graphic by Carey Jordan

2Amys Now Serving Porchetta

In the Lazio region of Italy, summertime means porchetta season. This summer, Washingtonians can feast on the delicacy―a crackled log of rolled and roasted pork―at 2Amys, where it's now available on Saturday’s wine bar menu. Co-owner Peter Pastan says the restaurant already sells a lot of wine from Lazio, so one of the area producers […]

La Forchetta Vows To Topple 2Amys As D.C.’s Highest Neapolitan Temple

Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan has taste-tested all sorts of artisanal pizzas around town. “2Amys, in my opinion, was No. 1," Ilhan says, referring to Peter Pastan's uber-popular pizzeria in Cleveland Park. Yes, Ilhan is speaking in the past tense. Like any confident operator of a brand-spankin' new gourmet pizza joint, Ilhan boldly asserts that the pies […]

Edan MacQuaid Opening New Pizzeria On 14th Street

Nomadic pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid (ex-2Amy's, ex-Red Rocks, ex-Pizzeria Orso, currently consulting at Local 16) is reportedly at work on a new "casual, dive kind of place with a wood-fired oven" on 14th Street NW. Don Rockwell has the scoop, noting that the concept will be "all about the pizza." The place apparently has no name […]

Deviled in the Details

Deviled eggs, like the common hot dog and macaroni and cheese, are one of those classic comfort foods that have lately taken on a sort of contemporary chic—and, in some cases, sheen. To wit: One recent evening at Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale, a plate of the $3 hors d’oeuvres arrived in the standard fashion—hard-boiled, bisected, […]

Vino, Vidi, Vici: 2Amys Debuts its House ‘Pizza Wine’

Aspiring prosecco mecca Graffiato isn't the only D.C. pizzeria with wine on tap. 2Amys proprietor Peter Pastan recently debuted his own house wine: a “carbonic” sangiovese made in California at a vineyard co-owned by his wife and a former employee. Y&H alum Tim Carman takes a sip for WaPo, describing the wine as "in­cred­ibly drinkable, […]

Local 16: The Umpteenth Location For Pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid

Smoky wood aroma? Check. Light, puffy crust? Check. Char marks that leave an ashy black residue somewhat resembling coal dust all over your fingers? Yeah, pretty much. All indications suggest that Edan MacQuaid is in the house. Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema broke the news Wednesday that the prominent D.C. pizzaiolo is back at the […]

The Salad Daze: Farewell, Young & Hungry

The first Young & Hungry column I wrote, almost five years ago, was a review of Miss Saigon in Georgetown. I was auditioning for the job of food columnist for Washington City Paper, and these were my marching orders in December 2005: critique a Vietnamese restaurant that no one cared about. I was puzzled, but […]

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