Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Great Pizza in DC

So before we leave for DC, we have to share a few more restaurant reviews, cooking adventures, and updates. There are just too many incredible restaurants and top chefs here to leave without tipping our hats to some of our favorites. First, we'll start with We, The Pizza, Top Chef alum, Spike Mendelson's classic Capitol Hill pizza place.


We had been wanting to make it over to We, The Pizza since we ate at Good Stuff Eatery years ago on a trip to visit DC. Far before we moved to Columbia Heights. The burgers, fries, and shakes do not disappoint, and we knew the pies at We, The Pizza wouldn't either. So, as soon as we found out we were moving, we started a Goodbye Eating tour of DC and We, the Pizza was first on our list.

Similar to Good Stuff Eatery, We, the Pizza manages to make fast food dining feel chic and upscale. Walking by, the restaurant is hard to miss with its large bright entry way, cafe style sidewalk seating, and a chance to watch your pizza made through a large picture window. It's simply mouth watering.


Though the menu features creative and inventive pizzas such as Colletti's Notorious BBQ Pie and Spicy Mexican Pie, we decided to keep it pretty simple with a half Simple Cheese and Pepperoni Pie.


And it was massive. Our 16" pizza packed a punch with pillowy dough, crispy pepperoni, and bubbly cheese. The sauce was slightly sweet and deliciously fresh. I was pretty excited about the amount of crust bubbles, my absolute favorite part of any pizza. Yum.


In addition to our pizza, we also ordered a Caesar salad and two freshly made sodas. The salad was tasty, but came topped with slightly too much crunchy bacon. Yes, I know I said too much bacon. But it's a salad and some times you can have too much of a good thing. The lettuce was crisp and green though and the dressing was classic and creamy.

For the sodas I chose the Jupina Pineapple Soda and Alex got the Sassy Sassparilla-Fras Soda. They were both super tasty. Mine included fresh chunks of pineapple and Alex's was syrupy sweet root beer goodness. With drinks like these, we didn't even  need dessert, not that we could have fit anymore food in our stomachs anyways.


We were thoroughly impressed with our meal, and sad that we waited so long to make our way down to We, The Pizza. If you are located in DC, be sure to check this neighborhood gem out.

You can also feel good about your meal. Ingredients at We, The Pizza are locally sourced, the restaurant works with DC Central Kitchen, and ten percent of your bill goes to Plant a Billion Trees.

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