Posts Tagged ‘Pizzeria Orso’

Jeff Eng Named Brewery Ommegang’s First “Hop Chef”

Last Saturday afternoon, Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown, N.Y., hosted the first in their series of beer-and-food pairing "Hop Chef" competitions at the Atlas Theater. Sound heavenly? It was. Out of seven local hopefuls, top honors were awarded to Jeff Eng of Clyde's of Tower Oaks in Rockville, based on scores from a panel of local foodie and beerie judges (including […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chefs Veg Out: Chris Nye of Pizzeria Orso

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Chris Nye Title: Executive Chef Restaurant: Pizzeria Orso Twitter: @PizzeriaOrso (no tweets […]

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 […]

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 […]

Y&H Dips His Toe into Cleveland Park’s Ripple

Diggs' saba-glazed pork belly with albacore tuna Speaking of TLC programming, the owner of Ripple in Cleveland Park used to be the head of the cable channel back before he resigned in 2005. If Roger Marmet has scaled down his ambitions since his days at TLC, he has done so smartly with this wine-centered restaurant […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Il Canale

How many Neapolitan pizzerias does one town need? It’s a rhetorical question with a real inquiry buried within: Have our pizza tastes become so inflexible that we want to wolf down nothing but the traditional flatbread of Naples? As I put together this guide, two new Neapolitan pie houses have opened in Northern Virginia: Pupatella […]

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 […]

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