Posts Tagged ‘pizza’

Neapolitan Smackdown!

In opening La Forchetta, the modish new Italian-themed eatery in Wesley Heights, restaurateur Hakan Ilhan boldly declared that the reigning mecca of authentic Neapolitan-style pizza-making in the District had just been surpassed.“2Amys, in my opinion, was No. 1," Ilhan said, referring to Peter Pastan's uber-popular pizzeria in Cleveland Park. "I think ours is the best.” […]

A Pizzeria On H Street, H & Pizza, To Open In June

Yes, the District is gaining yet another pizzeria. According to a press release, H & Pizza (the project formerly known as Kith & Kin) is aiming to open June 1 in the former Birdland space at 1118 H St. NE, right next to Taylor Gourmet. Co-owner Michael Lastoria tells Y&H via email that the place […]

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 […]

College Kids Still Fascinated With Jumbo Slice

Yes, the dining options in Adams Morgan are much improved these days, what with the recent additions of Smoke & Barrel, Mellow Mushroom and Mintwood Place, among other new venues. And yet, the densely liquor-licensed neighborhood continues to garner attention for one particular form of solid sustenance, the jumbo slice. Case in point: this new […]

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 […]

Deep Diss: District of Pi’s Chicago Knockoff Just Isn’t Cheesy Enough

As a native Chicagoan (read: pizza snob) I'm always skeptical of anything labeled Chicago-style pizza outside of the Windy City. In my experience, out-of-town deep dish does it wrong in a variety of ways: (a) the sauce is too sweet, (b) the sauce is not on top, and (c) there's not nearly enough cheese. Maybe […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Restaurant-Friendly Kids Edition

A conviction in the 2011 beating of a man outside Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant. [Examiner] Here's how Fiola's Fabio Trabocchi makes meatballs. [Washington Times] Firefly's Danny Bortnick's advice on making your kid more restaurant-friendly. [Eatocracy] Footage from the local Top Chef casting call at Graffiato. [NBC Washington] José Andrés says "[y]ou do have to be a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Certifiably Neapolitan Edition

Georgetown's Il Canale earns the official pizza snob seal of approval. [Post] Al fresco dining in...February? Wow. [Washingtonian] There's still time to comment on D.C.'s newly proposed food truck rules. [CBS DC] Some background on 1789's Anthony Lombardo. [Examiner] Blue Duck Tavern's Sebastien Archambault may be the only native Texas chef with a French accent. […]

Pizzeria Paradiso Debuts Gluten-Free Pies on Feb. 15

This week's Young & Hungry column explores D.C.'s burgeoning gluten-free pizza scene and how even many of the city's upper-crust (ahem!) pizzerias are now offering non-traditional wheatless pies. Perhaps the latest joiner is the venerable Pizzeria Paradiso, which has been experimenting for months with a new homemade crust made from brown rice, sorghum, and buckwheat […]

Against the Grain: Gluten-Free Pizza Goes Mainstream in D.C.

In the interest of fairness, most critics prefer to order only plain margherita pies when evaluating a pizzeria. Sticking to the basic elements helps ensure a level playing field when judging the overall goodness of one pizza versus another. At least in most cases. On a recent night at Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza in Penn […]