Food

Taylor Gourmet’s Pizza Shop Opens Monday

Pizza Parts & Service debuts with thin-crust pies and late-night hours.
Screen capture via YouTube.

Good news for pizza fans: Casey Patten and David Mazza, the owners of recently crowned Sandwich Smackdown champ Taylor Gourmet, are jumping into the pie game at their former H Street steak-and-cheese spot, Taylor Charles Steak & Ice. Taking over: Pizza Parts & Service*, which opens (surprise!) today at 11.

A YouTube video released by the team shows thin-crust rounds, which, according to the menu, can also be ordered “Nonna”-style: 18-inch rectangles reminiscent of Philly-style tomato pie. Specialty toppings on the red and white varieties range from local Logan’s sausage to house-made meatballs, Buffalo chicken and ranch, and vegetarian options topped with mushrooms and truffle oil or artichoke and spinach. Rounding out the lineup are six varieties of wings—including a Bon Chon-esque Sriracha-honey—as well as salads, calzones, and garlic knots. Coming soon: beer and wine by the glass and pitcher, and delivery for the carryout crowd.

In Taylor tradition, the shop plans to stay open late on the weekends, serving the H Street post-bar crowds until 3:30 on Friday and Saturday.

Pizza Parts & Service. 1320 H St., NE; 202-388-6880. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 to 10, and Friday and Saturday 11 to 3:30.

*Restaurant-name fun fact: There’s an official “Parts &” trend going on between Spike Gjerde’s newly opened Parts & Labor in Baltimore, and Michael Babin’s Partisan (initially also called Parts & Labor) in Penn Quarter.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.