All-You-Can-Drink Mimosas & Breakfast Pizza
There are many fine upscale pizza places in D.C. , but only one of them has an all-you-can-drink mimosa deal for only $9 at brunch. Sure, the "champagne" is Andre -- the Two-Buck-Chuck of sparkling wine -- reminiscent of sorority formals where that stuff flowed like water. Unlike sorority formals, however, RedRocks Firebrick Pizzeria in Columbia Heights also serves exceptional pizza.
RedRocks has a small brunch menu that they serve alongside their regular menu. The brunch menu has some ordinary items like French toast, waffles and scrambled eggs, but also has more inventive offerings, which make good use of its wood-fired oven. Their "sunrise pizza" features a fried egg, well-seasoned breakfast potatoes, parmesan and herbs, which is then cooked in their pizza oven. The resulting pizza has crispy cheese on the top while the dough remains soft inside. Nonetheless, it is a little dry, and could have been improved with a sauce. Their omelet is untraditional -- it is large, circular and unfolded, resembling an egg pizza. The "pizza omelet," filled with green peppers, onions, mushrooms, pepperoni, fennel sausage and mozzarella was an excellent choice, with crispy fillings well-complimented by creamy mozzarella and eggs.
The pizzas off the regular menu are prepared with fresh ingredients and are better choices than what's on the brunch menu. My favorite is the pesto pizza with really good homemade pesto, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, and cherry tomatoes.
RedRocks, 1036 Park Road NW, Washington, DC 20010, (202) 506-1402.