Here in Ballston you may not expect to find some of the most authentic pizza from Italy, but thanks to Pupatella, that’s exactly what you’ll find. Owner Enzo Algarme hails from Naples, and has always had a burning passion for the perfect Neapolitan pizza. Ingredients imported directly from Italy and firing the pizzas in an oven built from ash of mount Vesuvius will make you feel like you’re in Italy with every bite.
Here in Courthouse on Wilson Blvd, sits Afghan Kabob House. An authentic middle eastern restaurant that features a hot and cold bar, a vast hookah selection, huge portions and some amazing kabobs. Lucky for us, that’s just the beginning.
Last season we came to Shirlington to try the Best Buns on the block. This year we’re back, and for something just as GREAT. We’re here at Carlyle, and american style bistro that
serves up innovative and award winning cuisines for Lunch, dinner and our favorite, brunch. Part of the great american restaurants, Carlyle’s high energy atmosphere has been the focal point
of Shirlington Row since 1986.
In Crystal City sits Tagolio, a pizzeria that uses a unique and special ingredient to perfect their pies. Coal. Sounds weird, but this coal, anthracite, comes from abandoned mines, produces no smell or no pollution, and actually burns cleaner than wood or gas. And did I mention it makes the pizza here amazing? Alright, enough with the science lesson, time to eat.
We just started filming season 2 of Food For Thought, so stay tuned for a bunch of new episodes. If you have a place you would like us to feature, let us know!
Well, today we end Season 1 of Food For Thought by tasting a little bit of everything. On our show, we love pizza, so when we heard there was a new kid on the block with a wood fire oven, we just had to try it for ourselves. Fireworks Pizza in Courthouse will not only boasts about their unique and fresh ingredients, but they carry a full selection of Belgian beers, an amazing atmosphere and an all around great time.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the first season of Food For Thought. If you want more delicious bites of Arlington, don’t worry, we’ll be back before you can ask for the check. Be sure to go out and visit all the places we’ve been, just try not to go all at once.
Home cooking, original recipes, and the best soul food in the area: Margarets is a small place with huge flavor in South Arlington. You may remember her from our trip to the fair, and we’ve come back for seconds. There is no way we could pass up more, so cozy on up Arlington; you’re in for a treat.
Check out her website at: http://www.margarets-catering.net