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Timber Pizza Company opening their First Annapolis Location Summer '24!


Timber Pizza Company, a wood-fired pizza shop that started in Washington, is opening its fourth location at 192 West Street in Annapolis this July. (Angel Gingras/Staff)

By NATALIE JONES | najones@baltsun.com

PUBLISHED: June 7, 2024 at 5:25 p.m. | UPDATED: June 7, 2024 at 9:18 p.m.


Great news, Annapolis! Timber Pizza Company, known for its mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas, is opening in our city this summer. Originating from Washington, D.C., Timber Pizza is famous for its hand-crafted pizzas made with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.


What to Expect:


  • Artisan Pizzas: From classic Margherita to unique creations like the Green Monster.

  • Local Ingredients: Fresh and flavorful, supporting local farmers.

  • Cozy Atmosphere: Perfect for family gatherings, date nights, or casual meals with friends.



Annapolis native bringing Timber Pizza Company with local touches to West Street this summer



Timber Pizza Company, a wood-fired pizza shop based in Washington, D.C., will open a new location on West Street in Annapolis this summer.


The pizza shop, which launched in 2014 with nothing but “a 1967 baby blue truck, a pizza oven and a dream,” according to co-founder and president Chris Brady, is aiming to open its fourth location at 192 West St., sometime in July.


“We did not want to work in the office or for anybody else, so we threw caution into the wind and started Timber Pizza,” said Brady, who founded the business with Andrew Dana and chef Dani Moreira. “And here we are, 10 years later, bringing it back to Annapolis.”


Timber Pizza’s first brick and mortar store opened in the Petworth neighborhood in northwest Washington, followed by shops at Ballston Quarter Market and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington.


Brady, an Annapolis native whose first job was cooking at the Market House by City Dock, said he’s always been a fan of the West Street dining district. He’s thrilled to open the newest Timber Pizza shop next to one of his hometown favorites: Sailor Oyster Bar, which reopened in February following a fire.



Timber Pizza Company co-founder Chris Brady, left, and incoming general manager Aaron Tompkins take a selfie in front of the pizza shop’s newly placed sign on West Street in Annapolis. (Chris Brady/Courtesy photo)


“I just knew that there was a natural fit to be alongside great restaurateurs like Scotty [Herbst] at Sailor and Brian [and Hilarey] Leonard at Leo [Annapolis], who I knew a little bit from D.C. prior as well,” he said.


Timber’s food and drink offerings will be similar to those in its three Washington and northern Virginia shops — red, green and white pizzas topped with mozzarella, meats, produce and herbs, as well as empanadas and salads. But more local leanings, especially on the beverage side, are envisioned for the full bar at its new location, with beers from Annapolis Beer Company, RAR and Forward Brewing anticipated, Brady said.


The cozy Annapolis location, which is under construction, will be managed by Aaron Tompkins, who has worked for Timber for five years. Brady, Tompkins and area resident Travis Katski will partner in opening the shop as part of its expansion.


Other twists on the wood-fired pizza joint remain to be revealed. When asked if there would be a crab pizza, Brady laughed and said, “Stay tuned.”


Brady has drawn inspiration from hometown businesses as well. For six years, he worked for Ken Upton and Helen Stewart of Ken’s Creative Kitchen, an Annapolis-based wedding caterer, who showed him “what hospitality was all about.”


Timber Pizza’s wood-fired pizza trucks stay busy traveling around the region catering weddings and other events. The catering side of the business is “thriving,” Brady said, and has already done several events in Annapolis to expand its footprint in town.


“Pizza by the water, what’s better than that?” he said.


“We always say Timber’s for everybody, whether it’s date night, going out with the kids or old friends catching up,” he said. “We always [want to be] a super welcoming and accommodating place, and we’re looking forward to being a good neighbor.”


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