Capital Cooking Contributor
FUEL Pizza has made its way into the District, and the place seems to be making its mark as a go-to lunch spot downtown.
The restaurant began in 1998, when a few New Yorkers couldn't find a proper pizza place anywhere in Charlotte, North Carolina. After finding a 1930's gas station, FUEL was born. Now with eight locations in the state, they've made their way onto K St., in a central location between McPherson Square and Farragut. Soon enough, they'll have their second D.C. location open at 600 F St. NW.
With the first location built in a gas station, it's natural that the theme permeates through. Traffic signs line the walls. Gas cans hang from the ceiling. FUEL is fuel for your stomach in pizza form.
A look at the menu reveals something for everyone, including those with special dietary concerns.
Specialty pizzas run from 12” Medium to 19” Super Large sizes. $13.99 to $22.99 will get you any of 17 pie combinations, from classic Pepperoni to BBQ Chicken to Margherita or a Veggie Whole Wheat healthier option. For those wanting more, an Artichoke and Spinach Dip or spinach loaded Old Bay Crab Bake pizza are available.
The gluten-free pizza is flat and chewy. For just $2 more (on 12” pizzas), those with more strict diets can enjoy the same toppings as anyone else. FUEL also offers gluten-free Red Bridge beer on the menu.
Chase it all down with a selection of Lubricants, or beverages. From fountain drinks to wine, domestic and premium beers, the selections match well with a slice of pie. Craving a Fat Tire? FUEL has it.
For dessert, head straight for the Cinnamon Knots. Made of fresh dough, the dense little balls are hand-tied and tossed in cinnamon and sugar. Giant, fresh baked cookies are also available.
With so many options, FUEL is one more pizza alternative for the city. And with such an expansive menu, there’s something to make each person in the group happy, from you and your friends to kids and the rest of the extended family.