Tag Archives: Pizzeria Paradiso

Play Skee-Ball and Pinball in Pizzeria Paradiso’s New Game Room

Source: Washingtonian Food

DC pizza favorite Pizzeria Paradiso is adding another option to its menu: arcade games. The Georgetown location is now home to Paradiso Game Room, a space for drinking beer, eating pizza, and playing games like Skee-Ball, Big Buck Hunter, shuffleboard, pinball, and darts. The spot opens today in the restaurant’s basement, which used to house […]

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Pizzeria Paradiso Owner Will Close Fast-Casual Veloce on Friday

Source: Washingtonian Food

Veloce will close its doors after lunch on Friday, ending two and a half years at 1828 L Street, Northwest. The fast-casual pizza joint from Pizzeria Paradiso chef/owner Ruth Gresser joined the many quick-grab options around Dupont Circle with a chef’s vision, serving local Compass coffee and thin-crust pies made with a variety of fresh […]

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Free Bar Snacks, From Humble to Haute

Source: Washingtonian Food

To see the rest of our Bar Snacks package, including where to get lobster quesadillas, foie gras waffles, and beer cheese, click here. Goldfish Hank’s Oyster Bar Dupont Circle, 202-462-4265; Capitol Hill, 202-733-1971; Old Town, 703-739-4265; the Wharf, 202-817-3055. Spiced Popcorn Copperwood Tavern  4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington, 703-552-8010; 20465 Exchange St., Ashburn, 703-724-4006. Mixed Olives Pizzeria […]

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8 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

Source: Washingtonian Food

Celebrate the end of a short work week this Thursday with National Fried Chicken Day specials all over the city. Feed the whole family with Central Michel Richard’s fried chicken dinner, complete with mashed potatoes and watercress salad ($100; feeds 5), or treat yourself at The Chickery, which is offering up two free chicken fingers […]

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Pi & Snow Day Specials

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Sure, you might have gotten pretty close to failing trig in high school, but forget about your mathematical angst because today (3/14!!!) is the one day of the year where numbers are actually COOL. And by cool we mean delicious. From sweet to savory, we have a nice little roundup of all of D.C.’s best […]

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Why It’s Okay to Be a Beer Snob

Source: Washingtonian Food

Josh Fernands, beverage director at Pizzeria Paradiso (as told to Anna Spiegel):

There’s a time and place for beer snobbery. A barbecue might not be the time to discuss German esters. But when I’m at home, I’ll wind down my afternoon with a beer. I pour it into a glass that lends itself to the aromatics, let it come to a good temperature, and enjoy all the love and heart that went into that product.

I think theres more disdain toward beer snobbery than wine snobbery because beer is the layman’s beverage of choice—Joe Six-Pack—and wine has been ...

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Why It’s Okay to Be a Beer Snob

Source: Washingtonian Food

Josh Fernands, beverage director at Pizzeria Paradiso (as told to Anna Spiegel):

There’s a time and place for beer snobbery. A barbecue might not be the time to discuss German esters. But when I’m at home, I’ll wind down my afternoon with a beer. I pour it into a glass that lends itself to the aromatics, let it come to a good temperature, and enjoy all the love and heart that went into that product.

I think theres more disdain toward beer snobbery than wine snobbery because beer is the layman’s beverage of choice—Joe Six-Pack—and wine has been ...

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Pi Day Pizza and Pie Specials Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Rejoice, pie-obsessed Washingtonians—March 14 is Pi Day! It’s the day when you can indulge in outrageous amounts of pizza and pie, let out your inner nerd with Pi Day memorization contests, and even have a fast-casual wedding at &pizza. But where to begin? Start off with our list of all of the crazy Pi Day specials and deals in DC:

The banana creme pie at 2941 Restaurant. Photograph courtesy of 2941 Restaurant.

Pi-Day Sweets and Treats at 2941 Restaurant

2941’s pastry chef Caitlin Dysart is serving up three special pies for lunch and dinner on Monday. Nine dollars will ...

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Weekly Food News Round-Up

Source: Brightest Young Things - DC

All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).

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Weekly Food News Round-Up

Source: Brightest Young Things - DC

All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).

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Weekly Food News Round-Up

Source: Brightest Young Things - DC

All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).

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Handsome Beer Company Launches This Sunday

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Handsome Beer Company, D.C.’s latest craft brewing venture, launches this weekend and will hold a slew of events over the next two weeks across the District and as far away as Annapolis, Baltimore, and Frederick.

Co-founders Graham MacDonald, former assistant general manager at Right Proper Brewing Company and beer director at 2Amys, and homebrewer and blogger Matt Humbard are just one of several teams opening breweries in D.C. over the next year. The catch: The duo has no brewery of their own. For now, their beers will be produced under contract at Old Bust Head in Warrenton, Va.

Each launch ...

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The Best Places to Drink During DC Beer Week

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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This year’s DC Beer Week is underway! The eight-day celebration kicked off yesterday, complete with the tapping of the first keg of this year’s “solidarity” brew, a wheat-heavy lemon saison named Red, White and Gluten developed and brewed by individuals from 20 local breweries. A slew of opportunities to take part in the festivities—from beer dinners to panel discussions—are listed on the DC Beer Week website. Below are our top picks for each day.

MONDAY

Hardywood Park Beer and Food Experience at Birch & Barley, 7 to 10 p.m.
Hardywood Park founders Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh are joining Birch ...

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Where to Drink During SAVOR Week

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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SAVOR, the Brewers Association’s annual craft beer and food extravaganza, returns to the National Building Museum for a sixth year of hob-knobbing and hops-gobbling this weekend. Tickets for the fancy affair have long been sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join the fun. Once again, bars and restaurants have put together a week’s worth of events celebrating beer, including many from the brewers in town for SAVOR, as well as other breweries from D.C. and around the world.

Out of over 70 events to choose from, here are highlights for each day of the week:

MONDAY

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Why Don’t More Restaurants Serve Weekday Breakfast?

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

The District has a food truck for everything—Ethiopian, Peruvian, Greek, lobster rolls, cupcakes, popcorn. I’ve lost track of how many Asian fusion taco trucks are out there.

But if it’s 8 a.m. and you’re searching for a simple egg and cheese sandwich from a mobile vendor, good luck. Not only does the District not have a dedicated classic American-style breakfast food truck, but as far as the head of the local food truck association knows, there are no trucks that reliably roam D.C.’s streets before lunch time.

“[In] many of the great vending cities in the U.S.—Portland, Los Angeles, New ...

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Veloce Opens Today With Breakfast Pizzas

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Among the most underrated of pizzas is the breakfast pizza. No, not the kind from the night before reheated in the microwave because you ran out of cereal. I’m talking about scrambled egg- and applewood smoked bacon-topped pies. This oft-neglected offering is now available as early as 7 a.m. at Veloce, the latest entrant in the fast-casual pizza game.

Veloce, which offers brick oven-fired personal-sized pizzas, comes from Pizzeria Paradiso owner Ruth Gresser. The restaurateur of 20-plus years aims to mimic the Neapolitan-style pies served at her Dupont, Alexandria, and Georgetown restaurants with a custom-designed oven from Belsville, Md.-based Marra Forni that can ...

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Get $5 Breakfast Pizzas and Compass Coffee from Veloce at Pizzeria Paradiso Tomorrow

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Like pretty much every restaurateur these days, Pizzeria Paradiso chef and owner Ruth Gresser is venturing into the world of fast-casual. Her quick-service Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza place, Veloce, will open its first location at 1828 L St. NW later this spring. But you can get a preview of Veloce’s breakfast pizzas (which, let’s face it, are the best kind of pizzas) at the Dupont location of Pizzeria Paradiso tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon.

The pizza pop-up will offer two individual-sized pies: The Pig with scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, roasted mushrooms, red onions, and Italian cheeses as ...

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Pizzeria Paradiso Bar Manager Sam Fitz to Open His Own Place

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Beer aficionado Sam Fitz is leaving his position as bar manager of Pizzeria Paradiso over the next month to open his own place with his sister Rachel Fitz. He’s not revealing a lot of the details at this time, but the business will be in D.C. and take inspiration from a cider-focused trip he took to the French and Spanish Basque country last February. He’s registered an LLC for “Basque Bar.”

Sam Fitz came to Pizzeria Paradiso over the summer after overseeing the beer programs at Meridian Pint and Smoke and Barrel. Rachel Fitz worked with her brother as assistant general manager at Meridian Pint at ...

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Orange Crush: Pumpkin Has Gone Too Far

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Pie was the least interesting pumpkin offering at the Black Squirrel last Friday. The Sixth Annual Smashing Pumpkin Beer Fest served up pumpkin sloppy joes, pumpkin burgers, pumpkin mac and cheese, and pumpkin ice cream floats. On tap were 15 pumpkin drafts, including a cider, stout, Belgian tripel, barrel-aged brew, and various ales.

“Nothing goes better with pumpkin than more pumpkin,” says owner Amy Bowman.

That seems to be the food scene’s mantra this year. Across the District, hardly a restaurant does not have at least one pumpkin dish on the menu—whether it’s pumpkin pasta, pumpkin tacos, or pumpkin ...

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