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What's with 2 amy's recently?

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goldie Sep 15, 2007 07:10 PM

2 Amy's has been one of our absolute favorites for years. We drive from Annapolis on a practically monthly basis and were never disappointed. However, the last several visits have been worrisome. I've had at least six pizzas and there is a definite change for the worse. The dough is not as crisp nor does it taste the same. It's just plain mediocre. Has anyone else noticed this? The other dishes seem to have retained their quality but I would be very disappointed if 2 amy's didn't get their mojo back.

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    Steve RE: goldie Sep 15, 2007 08:36 PM

    I was there recently and my usual order of a margherita was as good as ever.

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      brendastarlet RE: goldie Sep 15, 2007 08:45 PM

      any chance the days you were there were very humid (I know in D.C. it's hard to tell the difference)? I've never been disappointed there, but the weather can play havoc with dough. You should be sure to let them know, because they are quality focused.

      1. MPJ RE: goldie Sep 15, 2007 08:57 PM

        I was there last night and my margherita was perfect! That place was a madhouse on a Friday night.

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          Lewes RE: goldie Sep 16, 2007 02:10 PM

          We go there periodically and I've never understood the fuss about this place. It appears to have its local fans but we have always found it mediocre. Outer crust burned and center a gooey mess makes us go elsewhere for decent pizza.

          1. monavano RE: goldie Sep 16, 2007 03:24 PM

            I'm pretty sure the that there is a different pizza "guy" (went to Red Rocks or something??). Ask for your pizza "well done".

            www.piealamona.blogspot.com

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              Lydia R RE: monavano Sep 17, 2007 06:50 AM

              You're right about one of their pizza guys:
              http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/fo...

              I was at 2Amys about 2 weeks ago and had the special eggplant/smoked moz pizza, well done, and it was great. Also had the fava bean crustini - weird looking, like mushed peas, but very tasty. I realize some people think charred pizza crust is "burned" and therefore unacceptable - others don't. It seems they are undercooking to avoid "burned" complaints.

              Another question: Is there any coal-fired pizza in DC? Need a Grimaldi's (NYC) fix.

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                monkeyrotica RE: Lydia R Sep 17, 2007 07:09 AM

                No coal fired pizza in DC. The closest would be in Perry Hall outside Baltimore.

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/43280...

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              Whitemarshjohn RE: goldie Sep 16, 2007 06:10 PM

              My Fiance and I went to 2 Amy's about a month and a half ago. We loved their pizza - her's was a little better then mine - it was one of the signiture pizzas and the Waiter suggested a meat appetizer that was fantastic. All in all, even though we had to wait over 20 minutes for a table, we loved it.

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                chickenlover RE: goldie Sep 17, 2007 05:59 AM

                I think they have made a conscious decision recently to send their pizzas out a little softer. If you like it crispy, you can ask for your pie well done.

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                  goldie RE: chickenlover Sep 17, 2007 07:12 AM

                  I think you guys are right. I heated my leftover pizza up at home and it was great. I think they are being served too soft and doughy at the restaurant. Thanks.

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