Navy Yard’s anticipated All-Purpose debuts on Tuesday, April 3 with a lineup of clam-topped pizzas, fried cauliflower, and pasta salad that’s purposely reminiscent of an old school Italian joint plucked from Brooklyn, New York.
The second location (79 Potomac Avenue SE) of the Shaw pizzeria, likely to get a visit soon fromWashington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema (an admitted fan), successfully met its deadline to be open in time for the Washington Nationals’ home opener on Thursday, April 5.
To capitalize on baseball’s opening day festivities the new restaurant plans to open at 11 a.m. Going forward, it is projected to operate from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m, Sunday through Thursday, and from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“I want to revisit the true Italian-American pizzerias and trattorias of the 1950s and ‘60s. We are trying to recreate the red checker-cloth red sauce joints back in the day,” chef and co-founder Mike Friedman told Eater last month, adding he’s going for a “lived in” vibe via a design based on lots of wood, funky floor tiling, and exposed brick.