Three years ago, Timber Pizza Company was just two guys and a pizza oven hitched to a pickup truck. Now, it’s a brick-and-mortar pizzeria that has become the cornerstone of the burgeoning dining scene on Upshur Street — and was named one of Bon Appetit’s 50 best new restaurants of 2017. One of those two guys, co-owner Andrew Dana, grew up in D.C., so he’s more than qualified to create the day of his dreams in this city. Dana has two reasonable ground rules: First, calories don’t count. And second: “Now that I’m 31 years old and I get tired very easily, on my perfect day I want to have tons of energy so I’m able to stay up past 10:30 p.m.”
I live in Petworth across the street from my business. First thing I’d do is walk over to Yes! Organic Market. I’ll get coffee and some frozen waffles. I’ll invite Dani [Moreira, Timber’s executive chef], because we’re BFFs. We’ll toast waffles and put some peanut butter and blueberries on top and eat them on the Timber roof garden.