Best New Fast Casual (Editors' Pick)
It was only a matter of time before Chipotle-ization hit pizza. With flatbread-like oblong pies, high-quality toppings and a hip sensibility, &pizza is leading the pack. Started by two transplanted New Yorkers who chose downtown Washington, D.C., as their first market, the rapidly expanding chainlet had six locations at press time, with plans to open nearly a dozen more over the next year, including one at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda and one in Gaithersburg. The downtown Bethesda location, their first in Maryland, is hopping at lunchtime, and no wonder. This pizza is good.
&pizza, 7614 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda; 240-800-4783; www.andpizza.com