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Daily Slice: Pete's New Haven Style Apizza in Washington DC

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[Photographs: Hawk Krall]

I'm definitely doing it wrong. Having my first taste of New Haven style Apizza in Washington D.C. is sort of like trying your first Half-Smoke in Connecticut. While I can't say if Pete's is comparable to the real thing, I can definitely tell you it's a damn fine slice of pizza. The Margherita has a thin crisp crust, a light layer of flavorful sauce, and just the right amount of oozing mozzarella and chopped fresh basil.

The sausage pie was a little sloppier, but definitely still satisfying, especially with the crumbled knobs of fennel sausage. Not life-changing, or all that different from other thin-crust pizza I've had, but definitely a solid slice that made me seriously think about booking a trip to Connecticut.

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

4940 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington D.C (map)
818-980-8555; petesapizza.com

About the author: Hawk Krall is a Philadelphia-based illustrator who has a serious thing for hot dogs. Dig his dog drawings? Many of the illustrations he has created for Hot Dog of the Week are available for sale: hawkkrall.net/prints/.

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