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My Dinner at Two Amys

James G | Feb 12, 2005 08:30 AM

I know what you're thinking, "Amazing, a non-Chinese food post from James G!" Well, we went up to DC last night for dinner at the famed Two Amys with a Chinese friend (so there is a Chinese connection after all...). Having wanted to try this place for a while, I imagine my hopes were a bit high, but on the whole we were pleased with the experience.

We waited around 40 minutes for a table, maybe a bit less, which is pretty good since we were told the wait would be an hour. All the while we saw and smelled all the wonderful things coming out of the kitchen, satisfying ourselves with just a glass of wine while we waited since it seemed a bit awkward to juggle a plate of something while standing around.

Once we were seated we were quickly approached by our server, who seemed understanding of the fact that we had not yet identified what we wanted to order. I did inquire about the availability of the stuffed rabbit that Marty L previous posted about, and ordered one of those to start while we perused the menu. We eventually came to conclusions about our order, and when the rabbit arrived (with no forks), we placed our order, which then arrived surprisingly quickly (along with forks for the rabbit).

Only I liked the rabbit, with one dining partners concluding that it had little flavor (though this might be the result of his headcold) and the other just picking at it (but being Chinese perhaps his palate was not ready for it). The pizzas all looked great, but on my Puttanesca the use of canned anchovies, which were WAY too salty, undermined the dish, and my partner's Etna (?) pizza just had no flavor. I think when we go back we'll have to check the menu more carefully, and the board, for better suggestions.

Then there's the matter of the bill. $60 for three small pizzas, one starter, a soda and a glass of wine seems rather high to me. And that's before the tip!

Overall, the place was good, but it was not the life-changing experience I was hoping for.

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