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Pizza and burger joints grow, Super Bowl recipes

February 4, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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BRG The Burger Joint
Brgr:Shack may be forced to rename itself.

Pizzas, pizzas, everywhere...

Yes, more pizza is on the way--this time to Frederick.

Coal Fire is slated to open this spring in the new Clemson Corner shopping center. The pizzeria will feature crispy, charred pies prepared in a 900-hundred degree coal-fired oven. The menu will be similar to the eatery’s other two locations in Ellicott City and Gaithersburg. In addition to custom-order pizzas and a few speciality pies, the menu also offers pastas, salads, and hero sandwiches.

Rosslyn workers will soon have a new option for lunch. Construction for Zpizza’s new location at 1100 Wilson Blvd. is nearly complete and the store is expected to open in a couple of weeks. The California-based pizza chain features gourmet pies made with organic ingredients. The menu also includes salads, sandwiches, and pastas.

Another New York-style pizza joint is coming to Clarendon. Bronx Pizza is set to open at 3100 Clarendon Blvd. this summer, says ARLnow. Owner Mike Cordero plans to outfit the eatery with a New York City-style and décor. He also says he plans to attract patrons by offering a late-menu.

BGR vs brgr

BGR The Burger Joint has engaged in legal council to protect its trademark, reports Washingtonian. BGR founder Mark Bucher says he hopes the newly opened brgr:shack in Arlington changes its name.  He also says Shake Shack owner Danny Meyer may request a name change for the newcomer as well, as Meyer is set to open Shake Shack’s first District location later this year. But a manager over at brgr:shack insists their name is original.

In other food and restaurant news...

• Sushi Sushi at 3714 Macomb St. NW is closing up shop and joining forces with the space next door to open Bistrot Le Zinc, says PoP. The new French bistro will be offering lunch, dinner, and sidewalk seating. (PoP)

• Former Ardeo + Bardeo chef Alex McWilliams have been named the new culinary director at the the family-owned Wagshal's. (Washington Post)

• Mad Rose Tavern to bring high-end drinking to the masses. (ARLnow)

• Super Bowl recipes

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