Anyone else been to this place? I've found no internet or chowhound references to it, but I stopped by a while ago and I've been meaning to go back.
Setting: this was an interesting alternative to the generally hoity-toity places in Middleburg (not that there's anything wrong with hoity-toitiness, mind you, but sometimes you just want to grab a cheap bite to eat, and the places on Washington Ave aren't going to help you out there). Teddy's is located in a small storefront at (I think) 9 Federal. There were only 5 or 6 tables in the small dining room, and Teddy was in full force.
Oh yeah, Teddy -- this guy was a real character, quite the New York wiseguy, all machismo and gold jewelry, deferring only to his mom and pop who were helping run the place. This reminded me much more of Queens than of the "horse and hunt country" just outside in the rest of Middleburg.
But of course, the pizza: I can't say that this was the best pizza ever, but it actually comes pretty durn close for DC and burbs. A thin crust -- but not too thin, blistery and crisp on the outside (a shade too dark, I think, but that was fine), and chewy middle -- a very nicely developed crust. The toppings rated a lot better than standard pizza chain stuff, too. The pepperoni had some real spiciness it, the mozzarella was spread with an even hand and was nicely carmelized on top. The pizza was served hot enough that I nearly injured myself.
Teddy said he'd make us the best cannoli ever (he repeated this claim to several other customers)... not sure about the best, but it was damn good. A very, very rich aromatic cream filled out this crispy pastry.
Unfortunately, I can't make it out to the Middleburg area very often to give this place a few more tries... anyone else ever been here? Or plan on stopping by in the near future?
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