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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More on the Pizza Place Coming to 1320 H Street [Updated]

Steak & Ice shall soon become Pizza Parts & Service

As I wrote last night, the guys behind Taylor Gourmet are preparing to open a new pizza joint at 1320 H Street (the old Steak & Ice space). The new place is called Pizza Parts & Service. A source says the interior is quite different, with a lot more light than Steak & Ice. Customers will be able to buy pizza by the slice, or by the pie. Looking for a salad or calzone? Pizza Parts & Service will sell those too. Fans of natural flavors/real sugar will appreciate the selection Puck's Sodas. I haven't seen the menu yet, but my source tells me that it looks very promising. Look for an opening very soon.


My source tells me that this pizza is NYC style pie. He/she says they will have a good selection of white pizza, in addition to the red sauces. My source (who is completely unaffiliated with this restaurant, any other restaurant, or the owners/employees of this place) has actually tried the pizza and said it was excellent.


I forgot to mention that they will also deliver.


Anonymous Chris said...

I'm a big fan of Casey and David, so I hope it succeeds; but I wonder if we're at or nearing the pizza saturation point. I guess the fact they'll be doing slices helps; does anyone else on H sell by the slice?

I wish the cheesesteaks had worked. Al's Steak House (not remotely authentic, but still very yummy) is a long way away.

Apr 15, 2014, 3:12:00 PM

Blogger Kimberlee Stiens said...

I mean, I do like pizza, but how much pizza does a city really need? Especially with H and Pizza nearby, which pretty much satisfies my entire need for "pizza fancier than my usual Papa Johns."

At least Steak and Ice was an interesting concept. I didn't like it much, but it was different! This, I'll just need to add to my already-several-deep list of "nearby pizza to try when I have money to burn and for some reason want pizza." Which makes it pretty unlikely I'll ever try it.

Apr 15, 2014, 4:06:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is still no good pizza in D.C. and this place doesn't look promising either.

Apr 15, 2014, 4:44:00 PM

Anonymous schmoolz said...

there are a lot of pizza places but market forces will resolve so that we are left with whats best. then maybe some will fail and future proprietors will realize it isn't worth putting another pizza place here unless it can contend with the best. in the meantime, just enjoy watching the community develop. not every tree makes it to the canopy but that doesn't mean the forest isn't lush

Apr 15, 2014, 4:54:00 PM

Anonymous Capitol X said...

Manny and Olga's sells by the slice but I'm not a fan. I'm really disappointed that cheesesteaks aren't on the menu anymore because I haven't found a decent one anywhere else in the city. Can these guys at least add good mozzarella sticks to their menu, because DC is wanting for those as well.

Apr 15, 2014, 4:58:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

+1 to schmoolz, it's exciting to watch how the corridor develops and evolves. Do agree that the Steak & Ice concept was far more interesting than another pizza joint though, but c'est la vie.

One reason for the food repetition may be because restaurateur's are still, by and large, creating quick and inexpensive meal options. H St can only support a handful more pizza/sandwich spots (not to mention the fact that two sports bars coming in within a block of each other).

We need a couple more ethnic sit-down restaurants(mediterranean and thai are on my wish list), a froyo/smoothie spot to compete with Rita's (Jamba Juice is opening 10 locations in DC, no further details yet), and maybe some wine/cheese type of offerings.

And is there a decent burger joint in the area? That could've been a smarter move than another pizza place.

Apr 15, 2014, 6:01:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully their pizzas are better than the cheesesteaks were. And hopefully they'll iron out the order/quality issues their cheesesteak place had.

Apr 15, 2014, 6:35:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"At least Steak and Ice was an interesting concept. I didn't like it much, but it was different!"

Love the feedback loop here...

"I want interesting concepts"

"I don't like that interesting concept"

"Do we really need more uninteresting, yet proven, concepts along H Street"

"I'll try the new uninteresting, yet proven, concept when I have money to burn"

"...but I want interesting concepts"

Sounds to me like your money and your mouth need to sit down and have a heart to heart.

Apr 15, 2014, 7:32:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Popville recently had an article stating that TKO Burgers is looking to open a place on H St. I agree that Steak and Ice was an interesting concept but it's a little ridiculous when you charge extra to have cheese with your cheesesteak. I would enjoy seeing a Shake Shack on H Street.

Apr 16, 2014, 8:34:00 AM

Blogger Carver Hillbilly said...

I don't think we are at the saturation point on pizza yet. Frankly, I don't think we are at the saturation point for anything on H St. I think everyone forgets that there are a lot of people north and south of H, and that number in only growing. I would much prefer to hear about some different options moving in, but if the pizza is good at this point it will quickly find a following (H & Pizza isn't for everyone).

Apr 16, 2014, 8:44:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

H Street could really use an ice cream place. This past weekends warm weather had me in the mood.

Apr 16, 2014, 9:35:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shake Shack is coming to Union Station...doubt they will be looking for another place as close as H Street

Apr 16, 2014, 9:53:00 AM

Anonymous 4th and G said...

Can't we just get a good bagel place?

Apr 16, 2014, 9:54:00 AM

Anonymous I Street Dweller said...

Drunk people like pizza. Drunk people are already having trouble walking. Thus, people who get drunk on the far east end will stumble to Manny & Olgas or this place. People who get drunk further west will stumble into H&Pizza. And people who are on the far west end of H will stumble into CitiPizza. There are enough drunken pizza chewers for everyone.

Plus pizza has a ridiculously low cost per "unit". And if you're selling it by the slice...ba-da-bing, you're in the money.

All I want to know is, where are the dessert offerings on H? Rita's has a monopoly now, no?

Apr 16, 2014, 10:21:00 AM

Anonymous Caroline said...

Will they do delivery? We live near Eastern Market and haven't found a good pizza place that delivers there.

Apr 16, 2014, 10:43:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We the Pizza probably delivers to the Eastern Market.

TKO Burgers is coming to H St, they say so on their website.

Apr 16, 2014, 12:59:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red Rocks serves fantastic pizza. While it is a sit down restaurant I find it more worth it price wise than H & Pizza.

Isn't TKO burgers right near Loree Grand already? How are they moving to H when they just set up shop there a few months ago?

On another note - has anyone tried the Indian Place on 3rd I believe (near intersection of K or L)?

Apr 16, 2014, 1:06:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

TKO burgers (which is coming to H Street) is not the same as TD burgers (which is near Loree Grand.)

Apr 16, 2014, 1:23:00 PM

Blogger Ann said...

The Indian place on 3rd and K--Indigo--is awesome. I've mostly had their lamb and vegetarian options and all have been great. Better than Cusbah and Chicken and Rice, in my opinion.

Apr 16, 2014, 3:13:00 PM

Blogger Matt Ashburn said...

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Apr 16, 2014, 8:08:00 PM

Blogger inked said...

Try Dolcezza (up by Union Market), or Trickling Springs Creamy (in Union Market).

I am told that they will deliver.

4th & G,
I have heard that the bagels at Buffalo & Bergen (Union Market) are amazing.

Apr 16, 2014, 8:17:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as ice cream places- I was driving by Union Market last weekend and noticed Dolcezza Gelato just opened a stand-alone shop right behind the main market. I didn't get a chance to stop and try it, but it looks super cute. Once the warm weather returns I'm looking forward to stopping by.

Apr 17, 2014, 8:18:00 AM

Blogger inked said...

That is more than just a shop. It's actually a shop & gelato factory. Meaning you can sample the really fresh stuff.

Apr 17, 2014, 8:52:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

deliver? with a $17 minimum like Taylor Gourmet does?

Apr 17, 2014, 9:01:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even with all the options on "Pizza Street".....I would still love it is Mellow Mushroom came here.

Apr 17, 2014, 9:23:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please please please put the cheesesteak on the menu!!! Philly native living two blocks from this place and loved it!!

Apr 17, 2014, 10:35:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pizza on H St is so awesome and plentiful that I drive to 300 H St NW and get mine from Wiseguys.

There is pizza and there is "pizza". The pizza on H St sucks (Manny and Olgas and Marelous pizza). The "pizza" like Liberty Tree, H and Pizza, and Red Rocks is OK if you want to sit down. If you want a carry out slice, something as good as Wiseguys, you can't get that on H St.

H and Pizza is ok, but is slow as shit and kinda overpriced because it has a high crust ratio.

If you make good pizza, all I need is a plain slice. I dont need shit with truffle oil and arugala.

Wiseguys makes pizza as good as any in NY. Good pizza can be made here. You dont need NY water or something. The Taylor guys did a good job replicating good italian sandwiches. Maybe they can do the same with pizza. I am assuming they are going for pizza and not "pizza"

Apr 18, 2014, 6:43:00 PM

Anonymous PIizza please said...

I like that they sell pizza by the slice. I don't always want or need a whole pizza. Just want something to eat on the run.

Apr 20, 2014, 2:31:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are open, and the pizza is excellent!

Apr 21, 2014, 3:55:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good burgers: the big board at 5th and h
Citi pizza has been closed since the owner died.

Apr 23, 2014, 10:54:00 PM


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