Edan MacQuaid, we hardly knew ye. Seems the celebrated DC-area pizzaman is out at the well-received Pizzeria Orso in the DC suburb of Falls Church, Virginia. Per a bit in the Washington Post.
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After much anticipation, Pizzeria Orso, with Edan MacQuaid as executive chef, is up and running in the close-in Washington suburb of Falls Church, Virginia. MacQuaid made his name as head pizzaiolo at 2 Amys in Northwest D.C., now one of the most popular restaurants — of any kind — in the nation's capital, and was a pioneer in bringing true Neapolitan pizza to the U.S. After 18 years in the pizza business, the still-young MacQuaid is now running his own show, creating an exquisite pizzeria that is respectful but not slavish to the ancient traditions.
[Photographs: Pizzeria Orso] Pizzeria Orso, the long-awaited D.C.-area wood-fired-oven joint helmed by former 2 Amys pizzaman Edan MacQuaid along with wife Thea MacQuaid, has finally opened. Seriouspizza has been chiming in here and there with updates. We'll save him the trouble of commenting by mentioning it right here, right now. It opened just a few minutes ago at 11 a.m....