Friday, July 5, 2013

H &Pizza: The best $8.85 you could ever spend.

Fast and casual, I love you.  Not only have you brought upon some of my favorite chain restaurants, you have brought local gems like H &Pizza.  Pizza has always been one of the best bangs for your cheap eats buck, but H & Pizza brings the merger of value, flavor, and fulfillment to a whole new level.

If you’re the indecisive sort, you should check out their menu online beforehand.  They offer a huge variety of meats, vegetables, sauces, herbs, and oils.  Luckily, I have an amazing researcher in Ms. Classy, who suggested I try the Maverick (classic tomato sauce, housemade mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, spicy sausage, smoked bacon, soppressata, parmesan reggiano, oregano oil).  Many people have called this the ‘Chipotle’ of pizza and I have to disagree a bit.  Yes, they are both masters of their products, however, H &Pizza offers many more options for customization and unique ingredients not expected from a ‘pizza place’, not just slight variations of the same basic combos (don’t get me wrong, Chipotle is one of my favorite chains).

So, was it good?  Take a look at the photos, they are enough to answer that question.  The thin crust was a perfect mix of chewy and crispy.  The combination of the rich flavor of the smoked bacon and the spiciness of the sausage were excellent compliments to one another.  This is definitely the pizza for chest-thumping carnivores.  Fret not, my vegan and vegetarian friends, they have delectable options for you as well!  The best part of the meal was that this generously sized personal pizza was only $8.85.  If you want to go heavy on the toppings, that’ll cost you an additional $0.00.  That’s right, there’s no per topping charge, $8.85 for unlimited toppings.  Go ahead, go call one of the big pizza chains, ask for a small pizza, pile on the toppings and see if the total is anywhere near $8.85.  You can also ask them if the mozzarella is freshly made in house.  I’ll wait.

In the end, this was one of the best ways to spend $8.85.  The pizza is large enough to tackle one hefty appetite, or two modest ones.  If H &Pizza decided to get in on the delivery market (along with the other location on U Street), it would foster the beginning of the end of the large pizza chains.

-Mr. Cheap Eats

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