Source: Brightest Young Things – DC
All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink). This week in BYT Food: Taste Tests, First Looks and More.
Washingtonians love pizza which explains the dozens of fast casual joints that started popping in and around the District just in the past six months. Certain names get thrown around, &pizza, We the Pizza, and the District of Pi, comes to mind, but what about the hidden gems? These underrated joints also serve a rockin’ slice or pie but we hardly hear about them. Until now.
Source: Express: Food & Drink
Campono, a pizza, panini and gelato restaurant found in Foggy Bottom, has scored a spot on the Washington Post’s coveted “best dish of the week” roster for its tutti funghi pie. The pizza is crafted by chef Bob Kinkead, baked in a wood-burning oven with natural yeast and 00 flour; a creamy layer of porcini sauce coats the pie, topped with two kinds of mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan. A mushroom mix puts the finishing touches on the pie, which can be purchased for $16.
Source: Washington Post Food Section
Post food critic Tom Sietsema recently visited Campono, Bob Kinkead’s self-service restaurant in the Watergate complex across from the Kennedy Center. Campono is located next door to Kinkead’s formal restaurant, Ancora, which closed for renovations until September. Ancora’s casual sibling has 50-seats and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu from chef Jeff Gaetjen includes breakfast dishes, salads, sandwiches, and wood-fired pizzas.
Source: Eater DC
If $10 or less Italian sandwiches sound appealing to you then Campono is the place to be. According to Washington City Paper, D.C. chef Bob Kinkead opened his new casual Italian eatery today in the Watergate. The 55-seat restaurant with a 40-seat patio is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Look out for breakfast pizzas, quiches, bagels and pastries.
Source: Eater DC
Washingtonians know that every hour can be a Brau hour, but at City Tap House, Sunday at brunch hours are particularly devoted to DC Brau. Brau Brunch will feature a tap takeover by the local brewery according to Eater and will create some special beer-inspired dishes.
Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog
Why start the day with a bagel when you can have a breakfast pizza? Campono, headed by chef Bob Kinkead, will offer breakfast pizzas such egg-topped pizzas such as the carbonara, with pancetta and cream. They will also offer breakfast pastries, quiches, Italian classic sandwiches such as hot subs stuffed with meatball Parmesan or beef brisket with onion agrodolce and horseradish according to the Washingtonian. The restaurant is coming to the Watergate complex this Friday.