The Bitches had just finished running in Cupid’s Undie Run. We were drunk. So, of course, we needed pizza. However, it happened to be 2 p.m., rather than 2 a.m., on a Saturday, and we were in our skivvies. I knew exactly where to go: We the Pizza, which happened to be right next door.
Because I’m type A, I had planned far in advance to go there after the race, as I had been dying to try Spike’s pizza joint. I am a pizza fiend, and complain about DC’s lack of quality pie on the reg. But, I rarely make it to Capitol Hill, since we have so many great restaurants in my Logan Circle ‘hood. So, finally, I had arrived, and I was ready.
Right upon walking in the door, my eyes focused in on the delicious mushroom-laden pizza, which, I would come to find also possessed the magic fragrance and flavor of my most favorite ingredient: truffle oil. This “Forest Shroomin” pie was made with fresh thyme, mozzarella, and the aforementioned truffle oil, giving it the strong earthy flavor I know and love. And, best of all, rather than regular mushrooms like portabello or shitake, it was topped with a blend of wild forest mushrooms.
Jocelyn ordered a piece-a-pizza that was white: ricotta, fontina, roasted garlic, Parmesan, sea salt, olive oil, fresh Italian parsley.
Meaghan chose a slice of the buffalo chicken pie, with spicy boneless wings, blue cheese, mozzarella, and hot cause. A native New Yorker, she gushed: “Ugh that slice was amazing, the weekend before I was in NYC and had a late-night slice of buffalo chicken pizza in the East Village. It’s hard to compete with NY pizza, and nothing will ever top a New York slice, but it was the best pizza I’ve had in DC, and I’ve lived here for five years! The combination of the white sauce and hot sauce was delicious and a unique touch.”
Best of all, despite the preponderance of gourmet ingredients, slices ring in at $4, totally affordable for something so damn good, if I do say so myself.
The Bitches say: Finally! Good pizza in D.C.—Spike gets an A (no surprise). Now, if only they delivered.
We, The Pizza
305 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E.