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.
'Pete's New Haven Style Apizza' on Serious Eats
It had been 20 years since I'd last been to Washington DC's Columbia Heights neighborhood. Two decades ago, the area was a grim scene of trash-lined streets, dilapidated storefronts, and beat-up row homes. Today, the revitalized U Street Corridor is home to two pizzerias that I was interested in visiting: RedRocks and Pete's Apizza.