A cheese pizza is a blank canvas, just waiting to be decorated with pepperoni to symbolize life, onions to symbolize sorrow, and pineapple to symbolize fruit. Eat something meaningful with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of New York–style pizza and frozen custard treats at Frozen Dairy Bar and Boardwalk Pizza in Falls Church. This Groupon is valid for dine in only.
Catering to circular cravings and frosty dessert desires, the menu at Frozen Dairy Bar and Boardwalk Pizza encourages experimentation with 30 pizza toppings and more than 25 different shakes and malts. Dough wranglers hand-toss each crust until it resembles the widened eyes of the first man to stumble upon a herd of wild pizzas. Well-kneaded disks douse themselves in handmade marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella before triangulating topping coordinates from such options as sweet sausage, caramelized onions, and radar (16”, $13.50; $2+ per topping). To achieve ideal distribution of untamed ingredients, embellishment experts corral wild toppings into 16-inch preset pies such as the Mexicali, smattered with jalapeños, chorizo, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and pico di gallo ($17), and the Meat Lover’s, groaning under the weight of a pepperoni, sausage, meatball, bacon, and ham avalanche ($22). Bring a sweet close to pizza feasts with creamy treats sculpted from frozen custard such as 20-ounce chocolate-peanut-butter or mocha-espresso shakes ($5.25) and zesty italian ices in tangerine, cherry, lemon, mango, and coconut flavors ($2.75).
Since the 1950s, customers have been flocking to Frozen Dairy Bar for its great frozen custard. Recently, the owners completely remodeled their dessert spot, transforming it into the restaurant known as FDB Eatery.
In the new dining room, patrons dine on on starters such as duck empanadas with cilantro cream, as well as chargrilled burgers, pizza, and filling entrees, including cabernet-braised short ribs.
It may seem like a big change, but FDB Eatery still serves up the same frozen custard that made Frozen Dessert Bar an icon, including the custard-filled milkshakes praised by The Washington Post. It's even still made fresh in the store every day in the same machine that's been used since the 1950s.
Patrons nostalgic for that time can wear their poodle skirt out to dinner or simply gaze at pictures of the original Ruth P. Eakin–designed ice cream shop on FDB Eatery's walls.