Another Day, Another Slice: DC Pizza Adds to the District’s Lively Pie Scene
These days, it seems people can’t agree on much. Sure, we like it easy, an attractive mate, days off, and to generally be left alone by telemarketers and the IRS. But what else?
Oh, I got one. What about pizza? Certainly there are no-goodniks out there who don’t like pizza, but these are people like Mikey, who generally don’t like anything.
And that’s not you, Dupont Circle renter. You like good pizza, and now you have yet another pizza joint to check out, the newly-opened (and aptly-named) DC Pizza. Direct and to the point. Talk about branding.
This downtown establishment just opened its doors in August. OK, whether everyone likes pizza or not, you’re rightly suspicious. What’s so special about this place? It’s the home of the build-your-own-pie-cooked-in-three-minutes pizza. That’s right, they mean business, turning pizza into fast food. And guess what? That’s all they make.
Here’s the deal. They start you off with a 7” x 12” personal pizza and give you your choice of sauce and one cheese (fresh mozzarella, house blend or a three-cheese blend).
If you’re satisfied with that, they’ll only charge you a staggering $6.49, with each additional topping setting you back $1. Or, they’ll give you a deal where you can choose up to four toppings for $8.69.
DC Pizza also helpfully points out that a pizza serves 1.25 people. So, if you know that special quarter-person out there who just loves fast, fresh pizza, by all means, bring them too.
Check out their menu for more sauces (at least six) and toppings (16) than you’ll ever likely need. They break their toppings up into protein (e.g., pepperoni, Italian sausage, grilled garlic chicken) and veggies (e.g., mushrooms, artichoke hearts, red onions). The establishment also gives you a choice of a handful of “free finishes” (e.g., fresh basil, spinach, ranch dressing).
Can’t take the pressure of having to make a choice (let alone my use of e.g.)? Then try one of their six ready-made specialty pizzas. With names like “wing man,” “meat man” and the really clever “best fishes,” you can generally see what you’re going to get without even looking at the ingredients, which they of course list on the menu.
Thirsty? DC Pizza serves beer, soft drinks and bottled ones, too.
Even though they’ve been open awhile, the restaurant is celebrating their “grand opening” a little late, on Thursday, November 13. Here, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., everyone gets a free, four-topping pizza and a drink (not sure if that’s a beer or what. And I was told you need to be in line by 2:40 p.m./8:40 p.m., respectively, to get the free pie).
Even better, the first 20 people in line at 11 a.m. will get a free pizza once a week for a whole year. Now that’s a promotion with teeth, tomato and cheese!
It’s like this: You live in the area, and you love pizza. Why wouldn’t you give this place a whirl?
DC Pizza is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., and on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The restaurant is located near the Farragut West Metrorail station on the Blue/Orange Line.
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