The worlds of pizza, music, and community service have collided in Washington, D.C. with the opening of &pizza and Broccoli City’s Broccoli Bar.
The two D.C.-based companies collaborated to open Broccoli Bar after &pizza’s co-founder Michael Lastoria and Broccoli City’s co-founders Marcus Allen, Brandon McEachern, and Darryl Perkins–met in March at the SXSW conference. Now the companies are breaking into D.C.’s happy hour scene.
“They’re doing big things in the community. We want to lift them up and spread their gospel the way others have spread ours,” Lastoria told Eater in an interview.
Broccoli Bar is located at 1817 7th Street NW, making it an ideal spot for Howard University students to hang out and enjoy in Shaw neighborhood.
What’s on the menu comes from a small pick-up kiosk located right in the back of the restaurant. Guests can order pizzas from their phones or tablets on-site. It exclusively features &pizza restaurant classic offerings such as the brand new Mad Cheddar pie.
The bar hosts Prefix Thursdays with happy hour specials until 10 p.m. every week. The bar will also host other events each month including &Brunch, Broccoli Bar & Community and Broccoli Talks. &Brunch is every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offers drink and pizza specials.
Broccoli Bar & Community are volunteer events held on the first Saturday of each month in partnership with local organizations. Broccoli Bar is currently postponing its next volunteer event until December. Broccoli Talks, similar to TEDTalks, are held once a month by community leaders and entrepreneurs over pizza and drinks.