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Good Taste: At Lucy, a Master Pizzaiolo Spins Up Memorable Pizzas (Including a Craveable Hawaiian)

Pizza master Giulio Adriani is crafting craveable slices and pies at Lucy and Slice & Pie on 14th Street NW.

Giulio Adriani’s whole life is pizza. He’s been in the game for nearly four decades, working as a pizzaiolo, pizza consultant, and instructor, overseeing the opening of roughly 100 pizzerias and flipping, by his estimate, millions of pies. Along the way, he earned trophies at the World Pizza Championship and Pizza World Cup, as well…

The Carry-Out Critic Finds Quesabirria and Savory-Sweet Drinks at Taqueria Xochi

The takeout-only spot on U Street NW serves traditional Mexican cuisine on the go.

Taqueria Xochi is a woman-owned Mexican carry-out restaurant in Shaw. Owners Teresa Padilla and Geraldine Mendoza founded Taqueria Xochi after being furloughed early in the pandemic. Xochi started out in a commissary kitchen in Capitol Heights before its founders began running a pop-up concept in Little Beast in the summer of 2020. Padilla and mendoza…

Good Taste: Silver And Sons Smokes Up Barbecue With Mediterranean-Middle Eastern-Jewish Flair

Find the food truck on the region’s roads from Wednesdays through Saturdays.

I smell the truck before I see it. The sweet scent of smoke mixes with a pasticcio of seasonings and spices, some familiar, others that avoid quick identification. This intoxicating haze makes my mouth water, as my belly reminds me lunch was a long time ago. Coming around a turn, the source materializes: Silver and…

The Carry-out Critic Finds Tender Ribs and Savory Sides at Supreme Barbeque

The barbecue joint from Juan and Jeremy Canlas opened in the former New York Pizza spot on New York Avenue NE in April 2021.

Supreme Barbeque serves Texas-style barbecue at its restaurant located on the edge of Eckington in Northeast. Filipino-American father and son Juan and Jeremy Canlas opened their first location ten years ago in Lanham, with the D.C. store being their second. They took over the former New York Pizza spot at the busy intersection of North…

Young & Hungry Writers Digest a Quarter Century of Eating

As City Paper closes its final regular print edition, its former food editors reflect on favorite stories and memorable meals.

City Paper staffers have never been high-class gourmands. We appreciate a nice meal as much as the next person, but as most people who’ve passed through its offices will tell you, the most anticipated meal of the week was often the snacks and beers shared after an issue closed on Wednesday night. As broke alt-weekly…

Manifesting a Bakery 

Cottage bakers Manifest Bread will open a brick and mortar location in Riverdale.

After two years of running a bakery out of their home, Rick and Tyes Cook now refer to their dining table as a “murphy-table.” It might make an appearance at dinnertime, but otherwise, it’s moved to make room for what’s become the family’s bread and butter—their cottage bakery, Manifest Bread. Today, the couple announced that…

Good Taste: Donisima Crafts “Super Doughnuts” Rich With Latin Flavors

Donisima, from chef-owner Miguel Guerra and his father, is serving the best doughnuts in the region

Doughnuts aren’t simple pastries; they are complex joy makers. Bite into a great one and you will feel a deep happiness, a childish (in the best way possible) pleasure that rockets you back through time. No matter your age, you will feel like a kid again for one giddy moment as you stuff your mouth…

Good Taste: Newland Blends Forward Thinking Cuisine With Nostalgic Throwbacks

Chef Andrew Markert’s new restaurant on Capitol Hill brings a sense of whimsy and fun to fine dining.

At Newland, the soundtrack is all ’80s all the time. The Outfield’s infectious “Your Love” came on several times the night I visited, and Richard Marx’s treacly power ballad “Right Here Waiting” and The Cure’s heart-on-sleeve machismo takedown “Boys Don’t Cry” also made appearances. It’s all fun and familiar, and not necessarily what you’d expect…

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