D.C. restaurateurs the Hilton brothers are flipping Gaslight Tavern into a new bar dubbed Echo Park. The new business is half of a two-part project that includes an outpost of New York-style pizza shop Andy’s Pizza, the recently opened counter in Tysons Galleria that got a thumbs up from Washington Post food writer Tim Carman.
Both Echo Park (2012 Ninth Street NW) and Andy’s will open Thursday, January 2.
Echo Park will have limoncello on draft and a variety of beers that can be paired with slices Andy’s Pizza next-door. It’s a similar setup to the one that Sonny’s Pizza Shop and No Kisses bar have in Park View.
Offering pizza by the slice, Andy’s will eat up 800 square feet at 2016 Ninth Street NW, the vacant building next to next to Thai X-ing that’s splashed with graffiti. Andy’s is an outgrowth of frozen pizza brand Eat Pizza.
The new Andy’s will sport its own entrance. The plan is to serve pizza until 4 a.m. There will also be an option for delivery.
The Hilton brothers own a series of other bars nearby, including Mexican-themed El Rey, barbecue-friendly American Ice Company, British-themed Brixton, and Satellite Room, which is already serving Andy’s Pizza.
In Tysons Corner, Andy’s has expanded its menu to include appetizers like Buffalo and Old Bay wings and Old Bay fries, which will make the move to Shaw. The shop’s pizza dough undergoes a 72-hour cold ferment, producing a crisp crust and a slightly sour flavor. One of the most popular orders is a white pizza with mushroom and onion, built with roasted garlic-flavored olive oil, mozzarella, provolone, roasted cremini mushrooms, and caramelized onions. Drizzling Mike’s Hot Honey on top is recommended (a combo also endorsed by 106.7 FM’s The Junkies).
Here’s a look at the Andy’s menu in Tysons:
Updated, 4 p.m., December 13: The original post from September 20 has been updated to include the opening date and the name of the Hilton Brothers’s bar