Andy’s Pizza, a New York-style slice shop that recently moved into D.C. to supply pies to the Echo Park bar in Shaw, is expanding to pizzeria-flooded Navy Yard.
Yesterday Atlas Brew Works announced plans to partner with Andy’s at its incoming, jumbo-sized Half Street Brewery & Tap Room (1201 Half Street SE) that will sit in between Nationals Park and the closest Metro stop. Andy’s grew out of local frozen pizza brand, Eat Pizza, opening its first counter as part of the lineup in the A Taste of Urbanspace food hall in Tysons Galleria.
Based in Ivy City, Atlas will have a much larger facility on Half Street that is expected to arrive by opening day for the reigning World Series champions . Patrons can opt to dine in or grab a slice at a walk-up window along Half Street. The Nationals begin their season on the road against the New York Mets on Thursday, March 26. Washington’s first home game is Thursday, April 2, against the same opponent.
Along with Altas’s core lineup of ales and lagers, the company will brew a Half Street Hefeweizen at the new location.
Andy’s Pizza dough undergoes a 72-hour cold ferment, cooked in a New York deck oven that produces a crisp crust, chewy interior, and a slightly sour flavor. Andy’s will also bring along its menu of salads, Buffalo and Old Bay wings, and Old Bay fries to Navy Yard.
One of its 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. All slices are served on a no-frills paper plate.
The Navy Yard restaurant scene will continue to boom this spring with new options for ramen (Basebowl) and Puerto Rican street food (La Famosa).
Navy Yard is already home to locations of local New York-style favorite Wiseguy, All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront, Oath Pizza, and Osteria Morini spinoff Nicoletta Pizza. New rooftop bar Anchovy Social serves focaccia-like squares of grandma-style pie, and the company behind NYC import Emmy Squared plans to plant its second D.C. restaurant in the neighborhood.
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