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‘Two Boots’ pizza coming to H Street, NE in the old North East Beauty and Barber space

by Prince Of Petworth January 21, 2016 at 10:30 am 30 Comments

1025 H Street, NE via google maps

Big pizza news from the Washington Business Journal this morning:

“Funky New York pizza chain Two Boots is headed to D.C., with its first area location planned for H Street NE. The pizzeria, which offers a fusion of New Orleans and Italian fare, aims to open in May at 1025 H St. NE”

Check out their pizzas here and their backstory here:

  • transplanted

    This is the first one of these “random restaurant from another place opening in DC” posts I’ve ever gotten excited about! I love this place!

    • also transplanted

      Just moved form NYC 3 weeks ago; finally get to enjoy some real pizza in this city.

      • MtP

        Go to Wiseguys. Or Pete’s or Vace or 2 Amy’s.

        • Rich

          2 Amys is well past it’s prime. Flavorless and expensive.

          • Anon

            Agreed. I’ve regretted trekking cross-town the last few times. Not worth the drive with so many other solid options around.

        • Yeah stick with Wiseguys. Menomale is pretty decent too (although not “NYC style”).

      • MtP

        Or Radius, which I think is a very underrated place.

        • Joe

          Radius = terrrrrible service, but really good pizza. Will make you feel just like you’re back in NY.

    • anon

      Me too! My heart skipped a beat – can’t wait!
      The Mr. Pink was my favorite!

    • Rich

      Random pizza from NYC has a better shot at being edible than random pizza from Atlanta, or the kind of indigenous stuff that’s been proliferating recently like &pizza.

  • neighbor

    Two Boots jumped the shark when they opened in Grand Central 16 years ago. It’s been going downhill since.

    • CRT

      Fascinating to learn. I lived in the E Village from 2000-2012 before moving to DC. Good to know Two Boots had already jumped the shark before I ever had it. Oh well, guess I won’t bother going to this new location in my neighborhood. /sarcasm

    • I’m sure many businesses would be happy with a sixteen year history of business, even if it’s a slow decline the whole time.

      • neighbor

        I’m pretty sure most people here are thinking more about what the customers think of the pizza, not how much money the owners are making. If tenure if your criteria, enjoy your Manny and Olga’s. I’ll be off eating decent pizza.

        • Did Manny & Olgas ever have a good reputation to begin with?

  • Cool, hopefully H Street will finally have some good pizza. Everything that’s opened has teetered on average, on a good day.

    • Dadric


  • ***

    OMG OMG OMG OMG. This 100% makes up for the fact that I am not getting a snow day tomorrow.

  • above7-11

    Having lived next to two boots in Park Slope many moons ago, I have to see WOO HOO!

  • DCDuchess

    I have never heard of this place but the menu looks delish! &Pizza has given me a queasy stomach one too many times….

  • Philippe Lecheval

    This is great news. Too bad it’s way over on H Street though.

    • Anon H St.

      Disagree! :)

      • Philippe Lecheval

        I suppose it’s nice if you live around there, but for those of us who live in the middle of Northwest, it might as well be in Fairfax :-)

  • The OP Anon

    This is awesome. Give two slices of The Newman!!!! :)

  • Dadric

    It’s cute when people pretend that “New York pizza” is better than it is, but I hope this place turns out to be quite good. We’re lacking in decent pizza on H Street (Red Rocks…meh. &pizza is wonderful when you’re drunk, but not really pizza.) so I’m all for it.

    If it’s crap, I suppose I’ll have to stick with Menomale and Pi.

  • Jesse

    But where will the heroin dealers stand now when it rains?

  • Anon

    1) Can’t make New York Pizza outside of New York.
    2) Two Boots is the Papa Johns of the New York Pizza Game.

    It’s not good and is not an accurate representation of the pizza here in New York.

    • Most “New York style pizza” I’ve had, actually in New York, is pretty awful. Don’t flatter yourselves. Wiseguys actually makes a better tasting product down here in lil’ old DC than 90% of the slices I’ve had in NYC.

      • Anon

        You have no idea wat you’re talking about. Go eat pizza outside of Manhattan.

        • On the contrary, I know exactly what I’m talking about, because it’s my experience and I’m the one who ate it.


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