Thursday, July 21, 2011

PIZZA COMPARISON, DC UPDATE, ALL GLUTEN FREE VEGETARIAN

Gluten-free pizza. Mere years ago, believed to be a rare, undercooked, soggy event. Now: competition has bred bread that is crunchy and delicious with toppings that top those of the most glutenous pies. Here are links to other Still Riding gluten-free pizza crusts, surprisingly varied in their preparation!














VILLA ITALIAN SPECIALTIES,  L'ASSO


Our nation's capital is no exception. Here, Still Riding at Ella's Wood Fired Pizza in DC:
This is the Napoletana, with a substitution of mushrooms for the anchovies, since I'm vegetarian. Note the creamy fresh mozzarella. The tiniest of capers. The super-fresh basil. Oh, and the mixed green salad (not pictured) which I ordered to accompany this beauty? Huge and delicious! Ella's, on 9th St between F ad G Streets is practically around the corner from Ford's Theater (if you're sightseeing). Friendly, allergen-knowledgeable service. Recommended!

It was hard to decide which variety to order. Here they are, all available gluten-free, and with substitutions cheerfully made for vegetarians:


ella's cheese
tomato sauce & fresh mozzarella



margherita
tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, basil, olive oil & sea salt



marinara
tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, olive oil & sea salt



pepperoni
tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella & pepperoni



sausage
tomato sauce, mozzarella & sweet italian sausage



quattro formaggi
four cheeses, garlic & parsley



melanzane
tomato sauce, mild goat cheese, red onions, olives, roasted yellow peppers, & eggplant


verdura
sun-dried tomato puree, parmesan, roasted artichokes, black cured olives, & basil



wild mushroom
tomato sauce, mild goat cheese, wild mushroom & spinach



bosco
roasted garlic puree, wild mushrooms, roasted tomatoes & fresh thyme



lombardi
caramelized onions, gorgonzola & rosemary



di mare
pesto, shrimp, roasted peppers & pine nuts



napoletana
tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, capers, white anchovies, & fresh basil



salsiccia piccante
tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, spicy italian sausage, pepperoncini & red onion



norcia
fresh mozzarella, salami, tomatoes & roasted peppers



polpotini
tomato sauce, parmesan, sweet italian sausage, fennel & roasted red peppers



soppressata
tomato sauce, parmesan, sweet italian sausage, fennel & roasted red peppers



pucillo
tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella, prosciutto & fresh arugula



genovese
pesto, parmesan, fingerling potatoes & prosciutto





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