Hot, hot pizza is trending in Washington, DC

Hot, hot pizza trending in D.C.: Pizzeria Paradiso, All-Purpose, Stellina

Three pizzeria brands showcase the art of great pizza

The first recorded pizzeria, Da Pietro in Naples, was founded in 1760. The inexpensive street food fed many of the dock workers in those days. The basic toppings consisted of tomatoes, cheese, olive oil, anchovies and garlic. In modern times, pizza is a favorite food throughout the United States. Pizza has come a long way since its days as a flatbread street food that was folded up to eat. Washington, D.C. is home to a variety of unique pizza restaurants, from authentic pizzerias to local chains. In this article, we feature three well-established D.C. pizza spots.

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The Navy Yard is the new place for dining in Washington, DC, including Chloe

The place to live, dine, frolic: Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

Top-notch restaurants, residences stand out in much-coveted neighborhood

The Navy Yard is the U.S. Navy’s oldest shore establishment, dating back to 1799 after being authorized by the first Secretary of State, Benjamin Stoddert. In the early days it was the largest shipbuilding and shipfitting facility in the country.

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Rising Culinary Star Javier Fernandez is chef behind Lechon Belly from Cebu

A RAMMYS Rising Star finalist, the chef behind Lechon Belly, a gift of Cebu

Chef Javier Fernandez of Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly serves delicacy with authenticity, pride

The annual restaurant awards gala in Washington, D.C., known as the RAMMYS, is fast-approaching. Executive Chef Javier Fernandez of Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly is a finalist for the Rising Culinary Star of the Year award being announced June 30. An endearing, fitting prospect for the award, Fernandez was born in Cebu City in the Philippines to a mother who is a talented baker and a father, who is now a personal chef. His mother started a Filipino bakery called Gwenie’s Pastries in Rockville, Md. and her daughter, Stella Fernandez, runs the wholesale portion of the bakery.

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