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Photo courtesy DC Brau – (from left to right): Adam Stone, Brandon Skall, Emily Torruellas, Jennifer Jackson, and Jenette Chance

From a press release:

“Typically, local farmers use the spent grain soaked during the brewing process from DC Brau to feed their livestock. But each year during the holidays, the brewery teams up with Pizzeria Paradiso to do something a little more special with that grain.

For the 4th year in a row, the brewery and the pizzeria have baked more than 200 loaves of Brewer’s Grain bread to donate to Bread for the City (www.breadforthecity.org) to feed the less fortunate among us during the Thanksgiving holiday. DC Brau’s Brandon Skall and Jennifer Jackson made the first of two deliveries of this year’s donation earlier today (pictures attached).

Also, from this Friday through Christmas, the public will be able to buy a special Brewer’s grain pizza at any of the 3 local Pizzeria Paradiso locations that use DC Brau’s spent grain in the crust. $2 from each pie will go to benefit Bread for the City.”

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From a press release:

“Lightening fast and incredibly delicious pizza newcomer, DC Pizza, will be treating customers to a free four topping pizza and a soft drink to commemorate the restaurant’s arrival in the Golden Triangle. Patrons will get to pick from a wide variety of fresh and authentic toppings to customize their creations. Plus the first 20 customers in line at 11AM will receive free pizza for a year!

“We are thrilled to invite the neighborhood in to see how great our pizza is” said Lisa Lakin, founder of DC Pizza. “Customers will be blown away by how fast we make these amazingly tasty pies.”

WHERE:DC Pizza – 1103 19th Street NW
 located at 19th & L Streets
WHEN:Thursday, November 13th 2014 11AM – 3PM & 6PM – 9PM

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1215 Connecticut Avenue, NW

A late night pizza option for southern Dupont. As promised, &pizza is taking the first step towards opening on the ground floor of 1215 Connecticut Ave, NW by late 2014/early 2015. [Note: Rosebar (formerly Current Sushi) remains open on the second floor and outside deck].

The placard says:

“The total Occupancy is 52 with a sidewalk café of 11 seats.” and hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 7 am – 2 am, Friday & Saturday 7am – 3 am.

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Looking north on Connecticut towards Lucky Bar and Dupont Circle

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13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW via Aria’s website.

Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“I wonder if they’re being pushed or are jumping. I hope there’s something interesting in the wings for such a tough but cool space.”

Aria tweeted earlier this week:

“After 10 years, Aria will be closing its doors on Sept 30. Thank you to our patrons and employees for their support over the years.”

Anyone check them out?

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1215 Connecticut Ave, NW

Big &pizza expansion news from the Washington Business Journal:

“Next up for the restaurant group: Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, Chinatown and Rockville. Co-founder Steve Salis expects all of those to open by the end of 2014 or early 2015, he said.”

The Dupont Circle and Chinatown locations are reported to be 1215 Connecticut Ave. NW and 802 7th St. NW (around the corner from the coming Potbelly and Cava Grill) respectively.

Last week we reported that &pizza would be coming to the Oxxo Cleaners space on Barracks Row at 405 8th Street, SE.