Jumbo Slice no more, courtesy of iwantamonkey (Flickr)

Am I late to this or did this just happen?  As I was walking home from the metro two people were giving out free slices of pizza from Angelico Pizza (formerly the drunken partier’s haven Jumbo Slice). It’s open pretty much the same hours as Jumbo Slice, ’till 5 am on weekends. I wonder if they’ll still have the disco ball and crazy music.

The pizza slice wasn’t that great, honestly, too doughy of a crust for me. I like them thin and crisp. But interesting to see this place turn over to another local chain. Are their slices as big as Jumbo Slice? I’ve never been to another location.

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Homemade Pizza Co.

I’m sure you’ve seen that Homemade Pizza Co. is now open – they’re also advertising $3 “Happyroni’s” – a small pepperoni pizza and $3 small salads Monday through Wednesday. Anyone been yet? What do you think?

Homemade Pizza Co.

I saw this on Twitter this weekend, but it was way too cold for me to venture and take a picture. So thanks so much to reader Ron for sending me one! Homemade Pizza Co. on 14th and Church, is scheduled to open Jan. 21st, which is very fast as they just announced they were coming in December. They now have their sign up.

Homemade Pizza Co. is a small chain that has other locations in Illinois and Minnesota, and locally in Virginia and upper NW in DC. Has anyone checked out the other locations?  Is the pizza decent?

Flamenco at Coppi's

Flamenco at Coppi's

Now this sounds like fun! A few weeks ago I noticed Coppi’s had applied for an entertainment license, and then walking by the other night I saw that they’re now having flamenco dancing and Flamenca Rumba, gypsy music, on Sunday nights. Sounds like a good time, has anyone checked it out?

PS is it just me, I thought flamenco was more of a Spanish thing vs. an Italian?

Coppi's petition for an Entertainment Endorsement

Coppi's petition for an Entertainment Endorsement

Walking by Coppi’s the other day I saw that they’re applying for an “Entertainment Endorsement” license, which will mean the ability to have live music, DJs, and karaoke and operate until 2 am. Coppi’s is a small place so I’m not quite sure how having a DJ, per se, would work out.

I’m glad to see them extending their hours, the latest they’re open is 12 am on the weekends and 11 pm during the week. I’m guessing the extended hours would presumably mean they’d still be serving food that late too.  But, um, karaoke at Coppi’s? Could be awesome, could be a bit strange. I’m hoping they veer towards the live music side of the entertainment endorsement license rather than the karaoke/DJ side.

Almost open

Almost open

Even though they had an open date of May 15th and it’s a week later, Italian Pizza Kitchen isn’t open. They do look close to opening though, based on what the inside looks like. The time they’ll be open will be Monday through Friday 9-7, Saturday 9-6 and closed on Sunday. Seems like kind of weird hours, no? I usually haven’t even started thinking about dinner before 7 pm, so this place is already kind of out for me. Maybe I’ll check it out on a Saturday afternoon.

I think this deserves a NOM

I think this deserves a NOM

I’m in budget mode, I’m moving in a week, and between security deposits, paying movers, move in and out fees, transfer fees for utilities, and a bunch of fun, unexpected expenses, I’m feeling the crunch. I’ve been trying to think of decent, creative meals that I can make cheaply. Pizza is one of those things that came to me: you can buy frozen pizza dough for a few bucks, and then you can spend as much, or little, on toppings as you want.

After a trip to the farmers market (which I couldn’t say no to, even though I’m trying to save money) I came home with great looking asparagus and my favorite spring treat: spring onions (0r green garlic). So I use those as inspiration and come up with this U Street Girl original: roasted asparagus and spring onion pizza.

Budget: $10, serves 4 (2 slices each) – $2.50 a serving.

Recipe details after the jump.

A regular feature in which I cook cheap, gourmet dishes.

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