DC: Pide at Rosemary’s Thyme

April 24th, 2009
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This is a Pide (pronounced pee-day). I had it for brunch at Rosemary’s Thyme not far from our hotel in Dupont Circle.
Pide is a type of Turkish pizza, a flatbread with a meaty topping. This one was topped with Sujuk, Turkish sausage on one half, Pastirma, cured beef strips on the other and cheese with veggies all around. Since it was brunch, they threw an egg on top. Based on the meal alone, I’d be raving about the place, but the experience was dampened by poor service.
No one was rude, but everything was very slow. I don’t know that there was a single time that the waiter came by without apologizing for the tardiness of one thing or another. Looking around online, it seems that this is a common experience, which is unfortunate. The space itself is pretty nice, with a huge indoor space taking up what seems like 3 storefronts and an outdoor deck that stretches across all of them.
This dish was really great- almost good enough to make me want to return. But given the experience, I’m more likely look for a Turkish place with better service.

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