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705 H Street, NW

Back in June of last year it looked like &pizza had bailed on their Chinatown plans (though their PR folks said they were still coming it just wasn’t clear when.) Apparently things are back on track as they’ve just posted a liquor license placard:

“Total Occupancy Load is 99 seats.”

Updates as they get closer to opening.

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AP INside
inside 1250 9th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Michael Friedman, Michael O’Malley and Sebastian Zutant, co-owners of The Red Hen, have partnered with Gareth Croke and Colin McDonough, co-owners of Boundary Stone to open All-Purpose. The restaurant, now open at 1250 9th Street, NW in the revitalized Shaw neighborhood, offers 90 restaurant seats along with a 15-seat bar, and features a straightforward Roman menu accented with Italian-American classics in a casual and convivial 2,500 square-foot space.

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Pizza is the heart of Chef Friedman’s food program at All-Purpose. He has created a distinctive dough for the restaurant that captures the “breadier” qualities of the old school deck oven pizzas of his youth. The crust, which is used for all of the pies at All-Purpose, offers a rustic, chewy texture and is caramel in color due in part to the cooking process as well as the high amount of whole wheat flour. Of the six pizzas that are now offered at All-Purpose, Chef Friedman anticipates the Cossimo, named after one of his favorite Jersey Italian haunts, topped with roasted mushrooms, Tallegio, scallions, preserved truffle sauce and grana will become the fan favorite. The Buona, featuring pepperoni, mozzarella, chili honey & basil, will also be a crowd pleaser. (more…)

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Paisano’s website says:

“Paisano’s is a gourmet pizza delivery chain that truly offers something for everyone on the menu. When you pass our menu around the dinner table at home or around the conference room at work, we guarantee that everyone will find something that they like.

From our dough to our pizza sauce to our pasta, we make almost everything that we deliver to your home or office fresh and from scratch daily. We focus on delivering a high-quality product with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction.

The first Paisano’s opened in the Shoppes at Fair Lakes in Fairfax, VA in June of 1997. Since then, we have expanded by adding multiple company-owned locations as well as franchises. Our management team has decades of experience in food service and has grown Paisano’s into one of the premier food establishments in Northern Virginia.

We are very active in our local communities because we care about our customers and the communities that have embraced us over the years. Thank you for your continued support and patronage.”

You can see their menus here.

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1815 Wisconsin Ave, NW

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1250 9th Street, NW looking north towards N Street

Last week we learned that All Purpose Pizza was hiring and would likely be opening soon. Turns out to be very soon – if all goes well they should be open early next week. I was able to peek inside and while the space was finished yet, you can get a good feel of how things are turning out. This is the new spot from the owners of Red Hen and Boundary Stone. Updates when we have an exact opening date.

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More photos after the jump. (more…)

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Very high up on my eagerly anticipated openings!! Our last update was almost a year ago when we they posted their liquor license placard:

“A fast food casual and café style restaurant with bar which shall serve pizza and Italian food with 94 seats and total occupancy load of 125. Sidewalk Café with 16 seats.”

Now they’re almost ready and hiring. They’re located right next door to Espita Mezcaleria who opened last month at 9th and N St, NW. Stay tuned for an exact opening date for All Purpose Pizzeria soon.

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1250 9th Street, NW

pizza vetri
2221 14th Street, NW

From an email:

Pizzeria Vetri D.C.
June 2016

Marc Vetri and his team are excited to open the 4th location of Pizzeria Vetri, dedicated to the fine art of authentic Italian pizza making, in Washington, D.C. this June. After successfully opening 2 locations in Vetri’s home base of Philadelphia, along with their latest location in Austin, Texas, Pizzeria Vetri D.C will feature an expansive selection of seasonal, wood-fired pies in a casual, comfortable setting. From the classic Margherita and rotating Pizza al Taglio, to cult favorites like the Rotolo, a crispy pinwheel of pizza dough filled with ricotta and mortadella topped with pistachio pesto, fresh salads and dolci offerings, all ingredients are made in house daily using only the finest ingredients. James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri and his team are excited to bring the latest iteration of Pizzeria Vetri to the nation’s capital this summer.”

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809 Upshur Street, NW

Slowly, slowly but progress continues for Timber Pizza’s permanent brick and mortar spot on Upshur Street. The placard says:

“A new “C” class restaurant serving wood-fired pizza, salad and side dishes with 37 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 42.”

Stay tuned for more updates here – and all the other good stuff coming to Upshur.

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