Dino’s Tomato Pie

March 23, 2016

20160323-061151.jpg Pizza has played a central character in my life since I was a little kid. We had pizza night once a week growing up. The Midwest town I grew up in had many several generation Italian families who owned pizzerias. For a fairly small town there was quite a large number to choose from, so we always had lots of options each week and we loved trying them all and comparing over the years. My brother and his family still live there and we still talk pizza when we are back visiting. I think I have mentioned this before, but my Dad was a major lover of food. The joke was we would be having lunch and he would be planning where/what to have for dinner.

So you can imagine my excitement when I started hearing the buzz many months ago about a new pizza place a close walk away from our home in the city. Brandon Pettit and his wife/business partner Molly Wizenberg are known in this town for amazing pizza. So I knew this new establishment would be a hit. Given the line out the door on a Tuesday eve, Dino’s has just within a few weeks become a pizza mecca. We have a niece from back East visiting who joined us as well as our niece that lives in Seattle. The four of us were quite, emphasis on quite, happy dining away on divine pizza & salad, while we shared stories, and laughed, and laughed some more. There was a fab review in The Seattle Times that paints the picture even further. A stand-out addition to the ever expanding Capitol Hill food roster. Run, don’t walk, as it is that good! Plus the running, or walking for that matter, will help burn off all that yummy pizza…

Happy Wednesday all!