Posts Tagged ‘pizzerias’

First Look: Spike Mendelsohn’s We, The Pizza on Capitol Hill

Spike Mendelsohn finally opened We, The Pizza yesterday on Capitol Hill, and from what I heard the place was packed. By the time, I got there in the mid-afternoon, the crowd had thinned, if mostly because Spike and Co. weren't allowing anyone inside the place. A paper sign was affixed to the entrance that read: […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Spike Mendelsohn's now-it's-open, now-it's-not pizzeria continued to attract readers in droves to the Y&H blog, probably because no one had any clue when the joint would actually open. It's supposed to launch today. The week was marked by some other high-trafficked items, including the latest food trucks coming to our streets this summer. Take a […]

Spike Mendelsohn’s We, The Pizza to Open on July 19

Spike Mendelsohn held a party last night at his forthcoming We, The Pizza on Capitol Hill. Y&H didn't get an invite, but we understand. Some wounds take time to heal. Regardless, Mendelsohn is planning to open his New York-style pizza joint on Monday, July 19, a week later than previously announced to the press. Through […]

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 […]

Pizzeria Orso in Falls Church: Can You Please Open Already?

Of all the pizzerias scheduled to open soon, none gets me more excited than Pizzeria Orso, the planned project between former 2Amys pie-maker Edan MacQuaid and the owners of 2941. The problem is, I don't know how much longer I can sustain this excitement. I mean, this pizzeria has been on the boards for nearly two […]

Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater meliakristin on 2Amys

How can you go to 2Amys and resist this pie? Meliakristin explains. Go to 2Amys for something other than pizza? That seems an act bordering on sacrilege, at least to this critic who still thinks Peter Pastan is turning out the best pies in town. But Restaurant Rater meliakristin's mind turns to other delicacies when […]

Alan Richman’s Top Pizzas List Inspires Disdain and a Slap at Frank Pepe’s

Pepe's Pizza – New Haven, CT from pophangover on Vimeo. A few weeks ago, GQ's Alan Richman, the critic who last year won the coveted Golden Clog Douchebag award as "the journalist who actually HATES food and hates the people who make food even more," presented his list of America's 25 best pizzas. The list, as these […]

The Mount Rainier Pizzeria with the Unfortunate Name

During my brief walking tour of Mount Rainier this morning, I noticed that a new pizzeria/kabob/sandwich shop is slated to open on 34th Street (although by the look of things, it doesn't appear the place will debut any time soon). At first glance I thought the joint's name was a poorly spelled homage (read: ripoff) […]