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More Than Just Pizza: 2 Amys Does Bagels and Donuts

It was a great day to be in Washington, D.C. My day kicked off at 7am with the Nation’s Triathlon. Well, technically, it was a duathlon — the strong rains of the past week made for unsafe water conditions and a cancellation of the swim portion of the race. But it was still a great event. Quite an experience to bike and run on closed roads under the shadow of the Washington Monument…. on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11th. Kudos to everyone involved.

Once I got home, I did what I always do after a race: I went in search of comfort food with which to stuff my face.  Knew exactly where I was going, too: 2 Amys.

Recently I was talking to someone who knows her food, and she gave me very good information — that 2 Amys, admired for its Neapolitan pizza, also churns out bagels and donuts on the weekends (Sundays only?).  She said it had something to do with them getting bored making pizza all the time and wanting to mix things up.

I don’t know if 2 Amys makes different flavors of bagels, but today it was just plain — available either on its own, or with lox, cream cheese and red onions. I got the works.

It’s a unique style of bagel, and I really liked it. Different from a NY bagel — this one was quite dense, chewy and crusty. A very satisfying bagel that formed a nice lox sandwich.

Up front was a tray of the freshly made donuts. I ordered two. Later when I got home I discovered that two donut holes had been thrown into the bag as well.

What a well constructed donut. The textural opposite of the bagel; where that was meaty, this donut was fluffy and light. Simple too, just covered in sugar and cinnamon. I think I may have tasted apple cider in there, which would make sense, since this is very much like the cider donuts you find when you go apple picking.

I still have yet to try 2 Amys pizza, but if the pizza’s as good as the bagels and donuts, I may become a regular. 2 Amys seems to know what it’s doing when it comes to round food objects.

2 Amys
3715 Macomb St. NW
Washington, DC
202-885-5700

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Goodbye NY, Hello D.C.

TV series launch spin-offs all the time. “CSI” spawned “CSI: Miami” and “CSI: NY.” “Law and Order” branched into “L&O: Criminal Intent,” “L&O: SVU” and “L&O: Los Angeles.” Can food blogs also relocate and re-invent themselves? We’ll see. After almost seven years of living in Rye, I’ve taken a new job in Washington, D.C. I’m packing it up and preparing to move out. Get ready for “Hungry Travels D.C.: Criminal Intent.” Well, just “Hungry Travels D.C.”

Of course, this means the number of readers will likely dwindle to zero for a while. I’m not expecting Westchester residents to care about what I’m eating in our nation’s capital. But I hope that you’ll still check in occasionally, especially when I start up again with the food videos. And please tell anyone you know in D.C. to read my blog and to also give me restaurant suggestions. That’s going to be the biggest adjustment — I’ve gotten used to people asking me for dining recommendations. Now I’ll be the one doing the asking.

Here’s what I know about D.C. so far: it has savvy eaters (good), a highly active and varied food scene (very good), only one Trader Joe’s (bad) and no Asian supermarket comparable to Kam Sen (terrifying). I’ve already discovered a favorite pizza place — Vace — and am making a visit to the pizzeria 2 Amys one of the first orders of business. My new neighborhood of Woodley Park has several restaurants, and Cleveland Park, less than a ten-minute walk away, has even more. So there’ll be no shortage of places to try.

The change is exciting, challenging and energizing, mixed with a touch of sadness. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m massively sentimental. I don’t let go of people or places easily. It’s a character flaw. I’ll miss all of the restaurants here, as well as the great people I’ve met along the way.  Writing this blog has been a blast and I’m truly appreciative of every person who took the time to visit and read.

My final NY post will be a list of either the top 50 or top 100 (I haven’t decided yet) foods I’ll miss in Westchester. Stay tuned for that in about two weeks. In the meantime, what are your must-try Westchester food recs for someone who’s leaving town?