Monthly Archives: January 2020

Obama’s Favorite Pizza Finally Comes to DC

The deep dish palaces of Chicago must shudder just thinking about it, but it has become common knowledge in the world where politics and food intersect that The Commander in Chief’s favorite pizza – and he likes pizza a lot – comes from St. Louis. Starting this week, it will come from Washington, DC as Read more…

Inside District Of Pi Pizzeria, Now Open In Penn Quarter

The District of Pi finally opens its doors to the public in Penn Quarter today, completing the brick-and-mortar DC expansion of St. Louis-based Pi Pizzeria. Their food truck — Pi On Wheels — has been ambling about town for months now, but permitting issues had delayed the restaurant, which initially aimed to open in time for Pi Day on Read more…

The Obamas Order Out for Pizza – from St. Louis

Chris Sommers, owner of a pizza place in St. Louis, gets orders from all over town. But from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C.? “It’s surreal, it’s a huge honor,” says Sommers, 33, who flew to the nation’s capital Thursday to make 20 pizzas for the Obama family and staff. So how did a St. Read more…

How Pi’s Chris Sommers Crunched the Numbers to Raise Pay

Pi Pizzeria Owner Chris Sommers is in the spotlight Wednesday after disclosing that he’ll raise the minimum wage at his restaurants to $10.10 an hour — more than 34 percent higher than the state of Missouri’s $7.50 an hour. We reached him this morning to hear more, and he said the issue’s been on his mind for Read more…

Best of St. Louis: Thick Crust Pizza

  Best Pizza (Thick Crust)  Pi Pizzeria Watching a beloved restaurant continue to grow evokes mixed emotions. On the one hand, of course, you’re pleased for its success. On the other hand, you worry about overreach, dilution, the inevitable loosening of standards as the pool from which both front- and back-of-the-house employees are drawn has Read more…

The Pie Hole Focuses On Cross-Channel Expansion

The pie and coffee concept is growing units while also expanding its wholesale, e-commerce and CPG segments. The first Pie Hole opened in 2011 with a menu of sweet and savory pies. In addition to adding units, the chain is focused on extending its reach…

The Best Diners in the D.C. Area

BOB AND EDITH’S: This tiny place on Columbia Pike in Arlington seats maybe 10 people at its counter and not many more in its seven booths, but it’s always busy, and with good reason. The milkshakes are fantastic, and are served alongside the metal mixing cup (as any good diner should do). Bob and Edith’s also Read more…

Where to find a delicious breakfast around D.C. for $6 or less

Bob and Edith’s Walking into the Bob and Edith’s in Huntington on a weekend morning often means instantly joining a line that stretches to the door. That’s how popular this no-frills local chain can be, with a constant flow of families and friends lining up for the chance to seat themselves at the tiled diner’s Read more…

Breakfast Icon Bob & Edith’s Diner Arrives in Alexandria

Order up off Route 1 The family of diners that sprung from a single greasy spoon in Arlington just added its fourth location in the area, exporting Bob and Edith’s iconic breakfast platters, burgers, subs, and desserts within walking distance of the Huntington Metro station. Status: Certified open. 5918 N. Kings Highway, Alexandria, Va.; website