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The New Haven white clam pie at Pete’s

Today on Metro Connection, host David Furst and I talk about D.C.’s pizza scene. With the additions of Pizzeria Orso, Pupatella, Pacci’s, Il Canale, Seventh Hill, and the second location of Pete’s Apizza, I make the argument that the D.C. metro area now has a vibrant, serious-minded pizza culture.

Sure, we may not have our own style of pizza — well, aside from a certain rectangular pie in Adelphi — but we have pizza-makers here who are turning out rounds with a seriousness of purpose, drawing from the best in Neapolitan traditions.

Give a listen this afternoon to our discussion about D.C.’s evolving pizza culture. Then give us your thoughts on the scene. Metro Connection airs at 1 p.m. today on WAMU, 88.5 FM. It rebroadcasts at 5 a.m. on Saturday.