'Tom Sietsema' on Serious Eats

D.C.: Comet Ping Pong

Photograph from zenfrisbee on Flickr In October of last year, Washington, D.C. restaurateurs James Alefantis and his parter Carole Greenwood, co-owners of Buck's Fishing & Camping, took over the abandoned space next door and opened one heck of a quirky pizzeria. Comet Ping Pong—decorated with an old neon sign from Comet Liquor in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, three ping pong tables in the back, and an overall ping pong theme—opened to a somewhat shaky start, but the Washington Post's Tom Sietsema revisited recently and was mighty impressed: Comet's pies are intended to reflect the childhood memories of Greenwood (who... More

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