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Red Rocks Pizza, yum yum

August 24, 2010

A dear friend of mine started working at Red Rocks in Columbia Heights this summer. We visited her and found the pizza yummy. However, I think their new Old Town location even superior to the original. Tonight, after a two hour walk in Old Town with Serafina, we were famished. We remembered our good meal at the Columbia Heights location, and tried it in Old Town. With a cranky 5 month old, despite the hipsters around us,  they helped us find a quiet kid-friendly spot. Our waitress was friendly, even joking in the hallway with me. There is more space than the original location, and a nice space at that. We enjoyed a restaurant week menu of $30 for 2. We had, a Mixed Green Salad with Olive Oil Dressing, Blue Cheese with Honey, Pizza Margherita, Zucchini Pizza (Ricotta, Zuchhini, Pine nuts), and Two Cannolis.  The salad and blue cheese came at once; we combined the two and enjoyed– really fantastic, really. It was tangy and zingy, with the comfort of salad and bread. I could not help but think the app/salad combo was fortuitous. The pizza was delicious, and the strips of zucchini easy to bite off the pizza.  Every course was perfect . Midway through dessert, Serafina took to her daily sing-song exclamation “Ayyyyy Ayyyyyy.” Laughing and crying all at once, she sat dangerously on the edge of the baby abyss. Despite the growing crowd, as well as the trendiness of the restaurant, the wait staff didn’t bat an eye. Although we exited before true babe-tastrophe, I was impressed with the restaurants ability to maintain a modern cuisine persona, but still be family friendly. Since having Serafina, AAM and I searched for nice restaurants, where bringing Serafina isn’t an ordeal, nor is the place a horrific chain restaurant. We don’t want our presence to ruin someone else’s meal, but I don’t want to pay for a meal I could make better at home (which is always my rule when we eat out). Red Rocks in Old Town definitely has that balance.

We are presently trying to convince family to go, and plotting our next trip . 

I couldn’t stop talking about the food, I am slightly obsessed.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Elizabeth permalink
    August 24, 2010 1:16 am

    Two of my favorite things – Maeve and RedRocks – combined! The speediness of the salad delivery is one of my favorite things about the place. And yes, personable waitstaff and lovely tastes without pomp is more or less the way I’d sum the place up. Family, GO! I’m so glad the new place is good. (The kitchen staff is also undeniably delightful – but you’d need a tour for that.) In place of a tour, one can just extol their handicraft!

  2. August 24, 2010 3:28 pm

    When I went with you you to Elizabeth’s Columbia Heights location I found two areas to praise:
    – the choice of brews, in particular the Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale (and not just because I own an old brown dog)
    – The Eggplant Pesto entree

    Yum.

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