My Maryland friends took me to dinner at 2 Amys, a very popular pizzeria in the District of Columbia. The decor is fairly simple and bright. The pizzas are somewhat rustic, more like what you would see in Italy than the New York variety. All our food was excellent.
I ordered a calzone because I saw one on the way in and the ricotta flowing out spoke to me. (They give their calzones some other fancy name, folded pizza as I recall, but a calzone is a calzone is a calzone.) I ordered one with meat and vegetables. The ricotta was just as luscious as I had anticipated. That red spot on the middle off the calzone is a thin slice of meat that was made crunchy in the baking. The texture was marvelous.
We tried a selection of desserts: cannoli (pretty light filling, very good), almond cake (great), and roasted pineapple ice cream (wow!).
The problem now faced by my friend Ankur is whether he can keep up the pace of excellent restaurant recommendations. Based on his recommenations so far, I've come to expect quality ideas. He can't just throw a hot dog at me and expect me to be satisfied. Can he keep it up? Or will he fold under the pressure? Time will tell...