Now in its 20th year, Pizzeria Paradiso has been a hit since its first location opened in 1991. It’s been a mainstay on our Cheap Eats list for several years and was the winner of our 2009 Pizza Pool. This week’s registered dietitian, Carole Havrila, understands the hype. “I can see why this place is popular—the pizzas have really healthy toppings, and the salads are fantastic,” she says. “I want to eat here.” … Check out Havrila’s recommendations.
Find “paradise on a pizza pie crust” at these “friendly” “must-stops” where “fresh dough and fresher ingredients” add up to “some of the best” ’za for “miles around”, though the “awesome beer menus” that include “hard-to-find drafts” may be the “real prize”; the Georgetown venue boasts a “cozy cellar complete with fireplace” and Dupont’s “homey” digs are “larger and brighter” (there’s also a new post-Survey branch on Old Town’s main drag) but no matter: “there’s still a wait” “during prime dining hours.”
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Created by Claudine Hoover and Elliot Seibert, 26, of Washington, D.C. A Halloween-themed look at a famous Washington neighborhood. Their description: “As police watch over the festivities, M Street is alive with Trick-or-Peepers including Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster and the Flintstone family with Dino at their side. A horrified Borat is distracted from rooftop partying as he witnesses the “Exorcist” priest falling down the stairs.” Indeed, the steps featured in the famous horror movie are located in the neighborhood. Their description continues: “Ghosts of historic figures who frequented Georgetown hover in the sky: George Washington, Francis Scott Peep and Jackie Kennedy. Chick-Peep bats circle the moon, a young hooligan TPs the trees and a Batman-wannabe perches precariously atop Peep-NC Bank. LED lights illuminate the buildings, street lamps and a Peep-in-the-Moon. Everything, including the lamps, buildings, windows, doors and stairs were made by hand.”