Monday, September 26, 2016

Two Boots Pizza Coming to H Street

Two Boots Pizza will be located at 1025 H Street NE.
Two Boots Pizza has announced its impending arrival to Atlas District with a few vinyl banners hung on the facade of 1025 H Street NE. Two Boots is a New York City based chain with New Orleans roots.

There are 15 locations thus far (the first opened in 1987), so this is not a small time operation. The closest restaurant DC is in Baltimore, with most of them in Manhattan. They do have two restaurants in Los Angeles, however. The concept seems to have wide appeal and the owners plan more stores in LA and in the DC-Baltimore corridor.

Two Boots has a great website and just watching the short video in the "About Us" section left me with good feelings about the owners and how they run the place. Things I like: they have a dedicated web page for artists that produce works featured in the restaurants; the menus include pizzas inspired by The Dude, Big Maybelle, and Cleopatra Jones; there are two vegan pizzas (hopefully they bring both to DC); and apparently one of the restaurants has a resident poet (awesome).

1025 H Street NE was most recently home to Northeast Beauty & Barber Supply. The space will be about 1,600 square feet and is built to accommodate a roof deck, structurally. There's no indication whatsoever that Two Boots will have a roof deck, but hey, just putting it out there that it's technically possible. A previous report from Washington Business Journal did indicate that the restaurant will have an sidewalk patio, however.

I don't yet know when they plan to open, but my best guess is sometime after the new year. Good luck Two Boots!
They have pizzas named or all manner of musical and movie greats, such as this one named for singer Big Maybelle
Two Boots is vegan-friendly; with two pies. However, one is currently an Echo Park-only special.