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Published: Friday, February 7, 2014
Updated: Friday, February 7, 2014 13:02
Also located in the Northwest quadrant of the District, Columbia Heights is considered to be D.C.’s most ethnically and economically diverse neighborhood. Take a trip to one of the its main attractions — a 546,000 square-foot retail complex — and after shopping you’ll have no shortage of quality eatery’s available to choose from.
PETE'S NEW HAVEN STYLE APIZZA
1400 Irving St. NW
0.1 miles from Metro stop
American/Italian | $$$$
Located above the Columbia Heights Metro stop entrance, Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza is the perfect place to visit when you’re on the go. This restaurant takes the best parts of the Italian and American pizza traditions to create a delicious product. The atmosphere is fast-paced and efficient, entirely matching its beer and pizza-joint agenda. There’s a rotation of six different pizzas sold by the slice ($2.75-$3.50 each), for those who want to eat and run; slices are ready within three minutes of ordering. If you’d like to linger, there’s the full menu for customized and specialty pizzas, including one with a gluten-free crust ($14) or the vegan cheese pizza ($16). Pete’s has plenty of tables with open seating, and those who stay may choose to indulge in the variety of gelato and custard desserts or tap beers that Pete’s offers in addition to its traditional but tasty Italian comfort food. Do not be mistaken: This is no greasy, low-standard pizza shop. The chefs here come from fine-dining restaurants and put great effort into selecting their ingredients and food sources. The proof is in the pizza.
3415 11th St. NW
0.4 miles from Metro stop
American | $$$$
On a Sunday morning, The Coupe is bustling with happy brunch-goers. The bottomless house blend coffee ($2.05) is a delicious place to start. Aside from the decadent hot beverages, The Coupe offers a wide variety of cocktails for lunches and dinners. This includes the baller ($8.18), a delicious combination of gin, lime and honeydew. However, it’s the brunch that draws the crowds. The (gluten-free) baked eggs and sausage skillet ($10.25), are delicious without being too heavy. Other brunch favorites include the stuffed crepes ($9) with citrus mousse and dark chocolate, and the breakfast burritos ($10.25). Above all, make sure to order the banana beignets ($6). At The Coupe, dessert makes the meal!