Posts Tagged ‘Edan MacQuaid’

Did Competition Kill Edan MacQuaid’s Pizzeria Before It Ever Opened?

The 14th Street NW pizzeria from esteemed pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid and Local 16 owner Aman Ayoubi will be no more. MacQuaid posted on Don Rockwell yesterday that the restaurant has fallen through, and he is looking for a new job. He explained to the Post that they weren't able to come up with enough capital. Ayoubi […]

Pizza: Sooo Hot Right Now

Newsflash: people like pizza. A lot. Maybe more now than ever. According to a recent poll by the food industry research group Technomic, 41 percent of consumers say they’re now gobbling up a slice or two at least once a week, compared to 26 percent just two years ago—a new stat that's sure to please […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Silly Plating Edition

The best day to snag that coveted Valentine's Day reservation is yesterday. [Urbanspoon via Eater] A chat with nomadic "silly plating"-hating pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid. [Borderstan] José Andrés' has a D.C. food truck in the works. [Dining Bisnow] Arlington-based District Taco plans to open not one but two locations within the actual District. [Washingtonian] Spike Mendelsohn's […]

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 […]

Three Things to Try This Weekend

The "Garfield" (pictured) with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan—or any pizza, really, at Local 16, where noted pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid now mans the oven, $12; 1602 U St. NW, (202) 265-2828 Fried green tomato crab stack with spiced tomato jam at the Chesapeake Room, $14; 501 8th St. SE,  (202) 543-1445 Deep-fried Snickers at […]

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 […]

Don Rockwell Launches a D.C. Dining Concierge Service

For years, Don Rockwell has been giving his opinions away for free via his eponymous dining board, no doubt directing hundreds of customers to restaurants across the D.C. area. Rockwell has taken pride in two practices as the founder and one of the moderators of He pays for his meals, and for members of […]

Tagolio: A Coal-Fired Pizza You Can Believe In

The salsiccia pizza at Tagolio Last week's Young & Hungry column flamed a pizzeria in Gaithersburg called Coal Fire, the second outlet in a budding  chain that takes its name from the joint's purported cooking method. The truth, unfortunately, is more complicated than that. Yes, Coal Fire's oven is a giant Wood Stone unit that […]

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 […]

A Disgruntled Reader Suggests Y&H Change His Review of Pizzeria Orso

Melisse Baylor sent me an e-mail this afternoon, under the heading, "pizzeria orso — you mind want to amend your review." Never mind the typo, I got the idea. Melissa Baylor and her family had a bad experience at the new Falls Church pizzeria, which I had raved about earlier this week. Below is the […]