Washington, DC (February 19, 2012) – What happens when a few guys from Charlotte, North Carolina get a craving for New York style pizza? You get Fuel Pizza, a place that opened up in 1998 in a funky 1930′s gas station.
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Even though New York is only 227 miles away for Washingtonians, the demand for a good slice of pizza has yet to be found. Thankfully, the guys from the Restaurant Group have brought Fuel Pizza to DC.
A great slice of pizza, wings perfected, salads and sandwiches is now found on the Southwest corner of 16th and Kst.
Not only is this just another imported restaurant from beyond the beltway, but they really have the desire to build their community. In Charlotte, they are in their third year to create 14 school “pizza” gardens. Students grow and harvest their own vegetable garden. After harvesting the produce, they head to the Fuel restaurant and use their own vegetables to make vegetarian pizza.
In 2010, Field to Fork was voted the “Innovative Sustainable Business of the Year” and won a grant that enabled us to hire a part-time coordinator. They are looking to start this program in DC Schools. If you want to learn more, check out their site.
If you’re not near K St, they are opening a 6th & F St NW restaurant location soon. When you order there, you will say, “Finally, New York pizza!” (By way of North Carolina.)