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by Prince Of Petworth May 23, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


701 7th Street, NW

Back in February we learned that Arosto Pizza was coming to the former Sushi Go Round space in Chinatown. Some more details from a liquor license placard posted:

“New Class “C” family-owned and operated restaurant that will serve pizza; offering over 15 signature pizzas, fresh salads, and world-class sandwiches served on bread that is baked to order in a stone hearth pizza oven. The restaurant will have 40 seats and a capacity of 99 inside, along with a Summer Garden with 30 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 129.

Check out Arosto’s Virginia menu here. Updates as they get closer to opening.


looking towards 7th Street

by Prince Of Petworth May 14, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


1778 U Street, NW

Back in March of last year we shared the devastating news that Duccini’s had raised their jumbo slice prices by a $1. A reader, rightly, declared “dark times.” Until yesterday that is. Thanks to Mikaela Lefrak for sharing the great news (shouts of joy could be heard all the way from Willard to Columbia Road. Seriously.) Ed. Note: It’s not clear if said screams were jumbo slice related. At any rate – rejoice!!

by Prince Of Petworth April 9, 2018 at 9:45 am 0


110 M Street, SE

From a press release:

“Nantucket-born Oath Pizza — the beloved pizza brand known for its grilled and seared in avocado oil thin crust pizzas and the only Certified Humane pizzeria in the country — debuts in Washington DC’s Navy Yard [110 M Street SE] on Monday, April 9th. Located steps away from the Navy Yard metro stop and across the street from Nationals Park, Oath Pizza opens just in time for the start of baseball season, offering a new food and drink option near the ballpark for locals and destination diners alike. The new restaurant is Oath Pizza’s first in the city and second in the metro area — they opened in Fairfax, VA in the Mosaic District last fall.

To celebrate the new restaurant, Oath Pizza will be hosting a grand opening celebration on Thursday, April 19th from 11am to 10pm, where they will offer half of every pizza on the house. They will also have live music, complimentary tote bag giveaways and snacks.

Oath Pizza’s Navy Yard restaurant will feature an exclusive new seasonal pizza special: Crabby Old Baystard with Old Bay-seasoned lump crab meat, creme fraiche ricotta sauce, crust bread crumbs, Old Bay aioli, scallions and lemon. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


79 Potomac Ave, SE looking towards Salt Line

From a press release:

“All-Purpose Pizzeria, located in Capitol Riverfront at 79 Potomac Ave SE, will open on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Initial operating hours will be Sunday – Thursday from 4pm to 10pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 4pm – 11pm.

The restaurant features indoor and patio seating, bar seating as well as a rooftop bar which is expected to open in June. Beverage highlights include Italian Water Ice-inspired frozen cocktails Luigi, a vodka-based lemon cocktail, and Mario, a tequila-based grapefruit cocktail. Optional floats will also be available for frozen cocktails. Draft cocktails include a Negroni and the Shaw location’s popular Black Manhattan. Wines on draft include a rosé and a bianco from Scarpetta and the menu features twelve draft beers from local and regional breweries. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


1237 First Street, SE

After some early estimates Declaration is nearly here:

From a press release:

“Declaration Nats Park, the newest restaurant to hit the Capitol Riverfront restaurant scene, has confirmed today that their Grand Opening will be Thursday, April 5th at 11am, just in time for the Nationals home opener. Declaration Nats Park is the fourth restaurant to join the PRG Hospitality family and the second installment of the neighborhood pizza spot in Shaw of the same name. Located at 1237 First St SE, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with a free meatball slider with the purchase of a Samuel Adams beer and chances to win gift certificates, Nat’s gear and tickets, and two lucky winners will receive a free pizza every time they dine in during a home game!


courtesy Declaration

The new restaurant is owned and operated by longtime DC restauranteur Alan Popovsky and Corporate Executive Chef and Food Network Chopped Champion Demetrio Zavala of PRG Hospitality who currently own Teddy & the Bully Bar in Dupont Circle, LINCOLN Restaurant in Thomas Circle, and Declaration in Shaw. Having been in the industry for over ten years and started multiple successful DC restaurants Mr. Popovsky has a unique perspective of what works and what doesn’t. He considers the key ingredient to success to be customer satisfaction and expectations and that’s exactly what he plans to accomplish with Declaration Nats Park.

“The opportunity to have our newest restaurant just a baseball throw away from Nats Stadium felt like we had just won the World Series,” says owner Popovsky. All puns intended.

The new restaurant is larger than its original counterpart with seating for 100 featuring an Ohio barn wood exterior, an outdoor walk-up bar, and interior finishing’s, like a steel panel wall with an American flag mural painted across it, by Roxanne Christie of Accents Arts & Design and formerly of Swatchroom. (more…)

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