This weekend, one-fourth of Fork in the Road was hanging around our nation’s capital and ate some good food along the way.
Two Amys is D.C’s answer to Keste, a pizzeria certified by the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association–meaning that the pizza must meet the guidelines set forth by that organization. Only certain ingredients are allowed, such as Italian tomatoes, and the pizza must be cooked in a wood-burning oven. In the Neapolitan style, the pizza is floppy, with a thick, puffy crust around the edges. The crust could have used a little more char, but overall it’s a very good pie–Two Amys is worth a stop for pizza-enthusiasts visiting D.C.
For dessert, head toDolcezza, a gelato shop that specializes in Argentine-style gelato, which is less eggy and dense than its Italian cousin. The gelato-makers here make good use of the great produce grown around D.C.–the white peach flavor is intense–and mess around with less orthodox flavors, like a faintly sweet coconut milk. Even so, simple, classic pistachio is among the best choices. But save it for a special occasion–the kiddie size is $3.50.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 10, 2009