D.C. Council Member Says She’s Eaten at Each Pizzeria within the Metropolis

  • Elissa Silverman stated she has appeared by means of Yelp’s high 100 record of pizzerias in Washington, D.C. and given each certainly one of them a attempt.
  • Silverman prefers New York-style pizza however added, “There’s principally a slice in each ward that I’ll eat.”

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As an at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C., Elissa Silverman is working for reelection this yr. It’s grueling work, however Silverman is aware of precisely how one can unwind after a tough day on the marketing campaign path: She eats a number of pizza.

In a current candidates’ Q&A with Axios, Silverman, requested to call “one enjoyable factor voters don’t know” about her, replied, “I’ve eaten pizza at each D.C. pizza place within the metropolis.” In a follow-up piece, a doubtful Jessica Sidman, reporting for The Washingtonian, needed to ask: “Actually? Each pizza place?”

“I imply, I appeared by means of, like, Yelp’s high 100, and I’ve eaten at each certainly one of them,” Silverman stated.

Silverman famous that she as soon as labored for the Washington Metropolis Paper, “so I’ve actually eaten all of the jumbo slices on 18th Avenue. I went to L’Ardente and had pizza there as a result of I heard it was good. You already know, and each place in between. Like, I’ve eaten a 7-Eleven pizza. I imply, I really like pizza.”

Silverman, a Democrat, was first elected to the council in 2014 and received once more in 2018. In a earlier position with the D.C. Fiscal Coverage Institute, she helped coordinate campaigns that led to a rise in D.C.’s minimal wage and an growth of paid sick days for restaurant staff, based on her web site.

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So far as we all know, eating at each native pizzeria was by no means a marketing campaign promise for Silverman. However she apparently makes certain to throw her enterprise their method. Within the Washingtonian interview, she declined to call her favourite pizza spot, however famous, “There’s principally a slice in each ward that I’ll eat, together with east of the river—there’s Mama’s Pizza Kitchen in Ward 8.”

She’s not an enormous fan of Detroit-style pizza, she admitted. “Once I consider pizza, I consider a New York slice,” she stated. She does like Wiseguy Pizza, with three shops in D.C. and two in Arlington, Virginia, and Andy’s Pizza, which has six areas.

However what’s her stance on pineapple as a pizza topping? No drawback, however she’s not an enormous fan of the ham that normally goes with it. “I don’t get ham on my pizza,” she stated. “I’ve no objection to pork, however I’d want both sausage or pepperoni. [The ham on a Hawaiian pizza] sort of knocks me out greater than the pineapple.”