Dear Slice: Northern VA/DC Notes
Reaching in to the Slice mailbag, we've got some tips from the D.C. area ...
1. Aside from Pizzeria Orso, in other Northern Virginia/D.C. pizza news, the couple behind Pupatella, a Neapolitan pizza cart you mentioned a couple years ago, finally opened their full restaurant a couple weeks ago. It is also called Pupatella, and I've been twice now, and while they are still getting the operation in order, the pizza I had most recently was fantastic. Probably better than 2 Amys, which is their only real D.C.-area competition (the others are mediocre at best). But I guess I will have to compare it with Orso.
2. I never saw this mentioned on Slice, but it was posted on Serious Eats a few weeks ago. The losing dish on Top Chef Masters a few weeks ago was Tony Mantuano's grilled pizza. Worth checking out.
3. Colony Grill's new Fairfield, Connecticut branch opened last week. I haven't been, but I've heard it is very similar to Stamford. I have heard the crust isn't 100% there yet but is pretty close.
All the best,