&pizza – Washington DC

NEPA goes to DC!

I know that I’m the NEPA Pizza Review, but I couldn’t resist going on a pizza binge on a recent family trip to Washington DC! After walking miles and miles, I found DC didn’t have the quantity of pizzerias that New York City had, but with some heavy walking and metro use, I was able to hit quite a few spots. Yes I felt totally gross after eating all that pizza (including 5 different pizzas in less than 3 hours!), but I felt an obligation to keep going so that I could report back to the 570 to let you know how our pizza stacks up against our nation’s capital.

As soon as I walked into And Pizza for the first time, I was 50% excited and 50% bummed out because I have had the idea to operate a fast-casual (Subway/Chipoltle/Moe’s/Quizno’s) type pizzeria for several years now, and I know it would be a successful business model. I was bummed because until I traveled, I didn’t know such a thing existed but I guess it was only a matter of time until someone started making money off of it! I was excited to see how the whole thing worked. I saw the dough was fresh and ready to be pressed out onto a screen. All the ingredients, including various sauces, cheeses, toppings, and toppings to top off the toppings were all there for me to choose from. I wanted to keep my pizza fairly standard, so I went with the traditional sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, romano cheese, and sausage and pepperoni. The pizza was ready in about 3 minutes and popped into a box for me to enjoy. It was fast, and I have to admit, it was very …read more