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Pizza in Silver Spring

divinemsk | Jun 11, 2009 12:41 PM

I've recently moved to Silver Spring from Arlington, and while I'm quite happy about some of the changes --and similarities -- in culinary availability (walking distance to the General Store, yay! I can still get my Pollo Rico fix, and now with yummy plantains, yay!), there is one critical food item that remains fully out of my grasp: pizza.

And yes, I am a food snob. I lived in NYC for a while and was totally spoiled. My fiance grew up in Queens and is similarly spoiled. I'm not looking for the Best Pizza in the Western Hemisphere, I just want to be able to pick up a pizza every now and then and not feel like I'm wasting calories on it.

In the past I would have agreed with the notion that there is no bad pizza, that even the worst pizza is still OK. But I have not yet eaten a pizza in the greater Silver Spring area that I would volunteer to eat again. And with the rich diversity of food options in the area I cannot, I WILL NOT believe that there is no good pizza.

Here's what we've tried:
Armands (thin with pepperoni): Don't care for Chicago style, sauce on the thin crust is unpleasantly acrid.
ZPizza (pepperoni & mushroom): Bland and wan, sauce too sweet.
Dominic's (meatball and cheese): Absolutely the most disgusting thing I've ever had -- I threw it out and ordered Chinese food, it was so bad. Tombstone would be better.
Manny & Olga's (pepperoni): Not great, not awful, but Domino's would be better (ugh).
Mamma Lucia's: (See Manny & Olga's).
Some Pub thing up by Kensington: Yucky.

At this point I'm willing to drive 15-20 minutes or so... I've seen a NutHouse Pizza, is that any good?

Any and all suggestions would be welcome... I prefer NY-style pizza but I'm willing to try just about anything at this point. I refuse to have Domino's or Pizza Hut be the best option.

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