Posts Tagged ‘2Amys’

Dissecting Tom Sietsema’s 2010 Dining Guide

Red Hook Lobster Pound truck: street food makes the Dining Guide WaPo's Tom Sietsema released his 2010 Dining Guide online yesterday, and in between other tasks, I've been combing through it to understand how the critic views the current restaurant scene. Before I get to the nuggets that I've mined, though, I should note what […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Obelisk

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from talking to Peter Pastan, it’s that he doesn’t give a rat’s ass what I (or anyone else) think about his restaurants. I’m not even sure he follows the food media. His singular attention is on his two establishments, 2Amys and this little rustic Italian eatery off Dupont Circle, […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

With a turn on Top Chef and a nice run under one of the country's most famous chefs, Mike Isabella was just waiting for the right moment to leave his comfortable perch at Zaytinya. That moment will be August 7, when Isabella cooks his last meal at José Andrés' raucous Penn Quarter restaurant. The chef […]

2Amys, Consider Yourself Warned: Edan MacQuaid Is Back in Business

As soon as the pie hit the table at Pizzeria Orso, I knew I was in the presence of Edan MacQuaid, the pizzaiolo who has worked the wood-burning ovens at 2Amys, Pizzeria Paradiso, and RedRocks. I'd recognize his margherita pizza anywhere. It's not just the puffy crust, mottled with char and radiating a wood-smoke aroma […]

Firewood Factory’s Tony Meeks Explains Why Regular Split Hardwoods Don’t Work for Pizzerias

Until I met Tony Meeks last week, I don't think I had a full appreciation for the many complexities of seasoned hardwoods — their moisture content (and how to determine that content by look and feel), their densities, and even their ability to ignite quickly for a fast lunch service. The latter is one quality […]

How Much Pizza Is Too Much?

Y&H's good bud, Lou Cantolupo (aka Mr. Italian Beef), tipped me off to the wealth of high and low-end pizzerias along a two-mile strip of Wisconsin Avenue NW, from Friendship Heights to Cleveland Park. He counted 13 in all. During a quick trip down Wisconsin today, I snapped pictures of eight of them. Take a […]

Has D.C. Become the New World Naples?

Is it just me or has D.C. suddenly turned into a New World Naples? Discounting drunk slices and our lone New Haven connection, it seems that every pizzeria that opens in the metro area channels the spirit, if not always the technical requirements, of Neapolitan pies. Il Canale has already made a name for itself […]

How Did Your Favorite Dishes Fare in the Hall of Fame Voting?

Earlier today on the blog, Y&H announced the inaugural class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame, which culiminated weeks of online balloting from more than 1,200 voters. But as we've known from Day 1, only five dishes could enter the hall, which leaves another 25 nominees out in the cold. Perhaps you're interested in […]

Say Hello to the Inaugural Class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame

Yesterday, readers of the Young & Hungry newsletter (hint, hint: sign up at right) got first word on who won the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame. Today, we tell everyone the results of our debut contest, which we launched back in October with the idea of sussing out the dishes that best define the D.C. metro area. […]

D.C. Dish Hall of Fame Update: Who’s Really Deserving?

The Five Guys burger in all its unfiltered glory We're down to the wire on the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame contest. You have only until Friday to cast your vote. As you likely know by now, the top five dishes will be part of the hall's inaugural class, with more plates to be inducted […]

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