DC: Edan MacQuaid Out at Pizzeria Orso
Mary Alexander, the president of 2941, said "management differences" were at the root of the change. While she called MacQuaid "a phenomenol pizza maker," she said "We have a stable of talented pizza makers" at Orso. "We're committed to the pizza and the concept."
Any changes at the pizzeria -- revered for its thin, slightly sour and beautifully charred Neapolitan pies -- will be the result of listening to customers, including families with young children, Alexander says. Can a kid's menu be far behind?
Thea MacQuaid, Edan's wife and Orso's manager, was also dismissed.
Uh oh. While it's too early to say anything, it's never a good sign when management makes noise about viewing a pizzeria as a "concept."
Our idea of a great "concept"? Great pizza. Let's hope Orso can stay the course without MacQuaid (who, as you may remember, was for some time a force behind the masterful pizzas at DC's 2Amys).
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