Thursday, July 8, 2010

We the Pizza and Capital Cook Book Winner


We the Pizza of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility....ok I'll stop. The only part you really have to know is WE THE PIZZA--officially opening July 19th.

WTP is DC chef Spike Mendelsohn's newest Capitol Hill restaurant venture. If your in the mood for burgers get the good stuff at his eatery GOOD STUFF, but if not go right next door to We the Pizza and nosh on some great italian fare like homemade spaghetti and meatballs, Italian-style deli sandwiches and homemade gelato and don't forget the sodas infused with fruit purees. (I tried the cherry soda--it was tart, crisp and refreshing) Then I bee-lined it straight for a nice cold Peroni beer after chowing down on the wild mushroom pie--wild forest mushrooms, truffles, mozzarella, and fresh thyme (the crust is crisp, chewy and sweet.) We the Pizza will seat about 90 patrons in a three story, 3,000-square-foot space with black and white tiling and red accents. I loved the wall decor too!

I like how Spike keeps it simple, relaxed, edgy and goes for the comfort foods we all know and love focusing on regional, farm-fresh ingredients. I guess there is something to be said of the adage "KISS." Keep It Simple Stupid--and it works!

The red carpet was rolled out for the soft opening

It's amore


Love love the fedoras

Hey I know him( pictured right) is Greg of --best site ever!

You can have whateva you like...

Don't stop til' you get enough

Hot Italian Lauren DeSantis of Capital Cooking was on-hand tasting the gelato

And speaking of Lauren ...... The winner of her Capital Cooking cook book is DC on HEELS fan

Tanya Sharma
Congratulations Tanya your name was picked in our random drawing! Let us know which of the 90 recipes from this book you plan on making! Lauren showed us how to make a really great Tzasiki dip (p93).

You can get her cook book @

ciao for now
Vanessa xoxoxxo

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