Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
Arlington, VA 22201
I had meetings at work today that lasted way past quitting time, the Capitals were on the brink of elimination with game 6 about to start, and I was too tired to cook anything for dinner. I think this is exactly why they invented something like pizza (especially pizza that magically appears at your door after you call them). I think subconsciously I've been craving pizza since I've been reading all about Eater's Pizza Week. One of the places they mentioned in DC was Pete's and conveniently enough they deliver so when I start tearing out my hair in frustration about the Caps, I could be eating in the privacy of my own apartment.
Sally's once. As far as I can tell, New Haven style is a bit of a cross between your typical American slice and neopolitan pizza. It's not as thin as the pizza you find at 2Amys but nearly as thick as a normal pizza you'd get in a million different pizza places across the country. For base toppings, only oregano, pecorino romano, and tomato sauce are givens. So, I got on their website and proceeded to order, what else, a New Haven Pizza which is described as a white pizza with local Chesapeake clams (I know, what is it with me and clams on my pizza), garlic, olive oil, pecorino romano, and oregano. I was told that the pizza would arrive in 30 minutes and while I am at the edge of their delivery area, I still live only just over a mile way and the pizza arrived in 50 minutes. Unfortunately, this length of time only made the pizza warm and severely impacted the flavor of the pie.
While Pete's didn't quite live up to 2Amys, it's almost unfair to compare them since Pete's was delivery and there was no down time when I ate at 2Amys. I do think I'm curious enough to go and try out their pizzas at their restaurant. After all, I only live just over a mile away.
P.S. The Caps won tonight! Game 7 on Saturday! Go Caps!