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about

The story began in 2003, in a narrow, vacant building shaped like a matchbox. in it, stood a tree that spread roots and thrived despite its deserted surroundings...to spark a new kind of fire.

Walk past the torch that lights our front door and step inside. We’ll greet you with rich, reclaimed timber, cool, sleek finishes, hushed conversation, and the smell of crackling oak fires. Because here, you are truly home.

Take a seat at the pizza bar and see first-hand how our wood-fired brick ovens can churn out a hot, crispy pie in minutes, relax on our comfortable outdoor patio by the fire pits or ask for private booth suspended in the sky.

Bubbling thin-crust pizzas, local beer and a cool vibe have made us the neighborhood gathering place for a fun, friendly, casual dining experience any night of the week. But we’re so much more than that. We use only the freshest ingredients in an approachable way, and we work with local partners to bring you a fun, unique selection of beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.

Named "Best New Restaurant" by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) in our first year, come warm yourself against a smoldering backdrop of the hearth, spark a new conversation over vintage matchboxes that line your table, or ask for a bottle of our Matchbox Blend, made with love and featuring that spunky tree that started it all.