Sunday, January 02, 2011

Top Ten of 2011 #8 Best Trend-Pizza and a Pint

Need a drink and a slice but don’t want to spend too much money? Try the chef-driven Radius Pizza in Mt. Pleasant where on Monday nights, all day Saturday and Sunday, and 5-7PM the rest of the week, you can get a satisfying cheese slice and a pint for $5. Try the Silver Spring-brewed Hook and Ladder ‘Backdraft Brown’, and feel free to add toppings to your slice for 50 cents each. Stay alert by watching foodie programming on the big flat screen behind the bar.

In Columbia Heights, Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza serves you a pint of Moretti and a cheese slice for $5-two servings of Italy for the price of one. From 4-6:30, Monday-Friday, you can try the crusty and chewy specialty pronounced a-BEETS, and even sit outside with a smoke. Neighborhood-y decor keeps the prices low.

At Pizzeria Paradiso, the beer’s the thing, although the pizza is damn fine too. At happy hour on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 5-7PM, sample from over a dozen drafts at half-price, including oddities like Flying Dog Gonzo Porter, Victory Hop Wallop, and Yeti; and slurp $10 pizzas (enough for two) like the Bottarga, with a poached egg or two on top of a garlicky parmesan round, or the Genovese, with potato, pesto, and cheese. Good thing you got in that jog this morning, right?