Friday, September 28, 2007

Good eatin', Veranda update, and the best pizza on U St.

We happened to be going by the location of the new Veranda Restaurant on P St. the other day, and are pleased to report that the place looks to be coming along quiet swimmingly. The interior appears to be getting very close to completion, and the bar looks great! They also have their tables and chairs set up, and the computer(s) have been installed. Whatever issues they had with the patio appear to have been resolved, as the concrete has been poured and it looks like it's primed for the installation of furniture. Still no opening date listed on the website, but I have to believe that it's going to be coming up rather shortly. It's a shame they couldn't get operating in time for summer, but better late than never.

At any rate, it looks like it's going to be a great establishment. We'll keep you posted as we find out more.

While we're on the topic of food and all that is good about it, I strongly urge everyone--if they have not already done so--to make a beeline for Coppi's Organic, on the 1400 block of U St. They've been a U St. staple for years, but for some reason we only recently discovered them. They serve, IMHO, some of the best wood fired pizza you're going to find anywhere. We've tried both the Bianca Sette Colli as well as the Merguez, and both have been phenomenal. The bar is much fun as well. It's not the cheapest place around (nor is it overpriced), but it's great for an occasional night out, and presents a far better pizza option than Manny & Olga's or the Jumbo Slice.


Clay Aiken said...

Coppi's is amazing. You can order all their entrees in half portions (which is enough) and their vegetable specials are sublime.

Also, if you want, you can call ahead and order carryout, and then drive over and they'll bring it out to the curb.

And no, I don't work for them. Just a longtime loyal customer.

Anonymous said...

Have anybody been to Station 9 on the 1400 block of U street? This is now the biggest and best restaurant on the corridor. A must see...

Anonymous said...

I like Coppi's but think it's a rip off. It's just not THAT good. Sette is better.

I've been to Station 9 twice. Both times the food and service have been good. Not great but good. The second floor lounge is really quite stunning. All in all it's a good addition.

Anonymous said...

Veranda gets a thumbs down from me. Bathrooms were nasty. Food was so so. And I felt like the waiter acted like he'd have prefered to be somewhere else. It's an improvement from the vacant storefront that used to be on that corner, but not much of one.