There’s a new takeout option in Sunset Hill, with a strong chef pedigree. Jason Stoneburner — of Stoneburner and Bastille fame — opens the pizzeria Sunny Hill for takeout today, with both Detroit-style square and 12-inch round pies served from a Wood Stone hearth oven (toppings include goathorn peppers, hot honey, and Castelvetrano olives). Hours are limited from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today through Sunday for pickup, and wine and beer are available as well. “We’re going to keep it basic for the first week or so until everything gets dialed in,” says co-owner Holly Robinson.
The new spot takes the place of the gluten-free Lucky Santo, which closed last November. It’s been in the works since earlier in the year, but — like many restaurants due for a spring opening — COVID-19 measures required adjustments. No brunch or patio service right now, and the menu is limited. In addition to pizza, there will be a small selection of salads and vegetables, a burger with umami ketchup and frizzled onions, and a large chocolate chip cookie for dessert.
Sunny Hill is also one of the few restaurants that have made their debuts during Washington’s stay-at-home order, joining fellow pizza-driven spots Panino Taglio in Georgetown and Tom Douglas’s Serious Takeout in Ballard. Like others that have taken the plunge during an uncertain restaurant landscape, takeout had already been in the plans, so this should be a test run of sorts for the new venture.
The main attraction will likely be the thick Detroit pies, a relative rarity in the city. “Every slice is like a corner slice,” says Robinson.