Got a new camera, decided to break it in at Rizzos.

I recently bought a Sony QX100, and given my usage model, I decided the best way to test it was to go to Rizzo’s Diner and take pictures of my food. We were seated in a new to me extension of Rizzo’s, through the back door and around the corner, with a door on main street. Nice space, and a little more mellow than the small dining room at Rizzo’s proper. I think I prefer the energy of the small space on G.E. Patterson, but the extension was by no means a bad experience.

Our server was awesome, I showed him the QX100 and a few sample pics of it and he was digging it. Unfortunately I’m fucking terrible at names, so i don’t remember his. Tom maybe? My shitty name recollection notwithstanding, he was a great server.

We started with the pork spring rolls. I actually neglected to take pictures of these. They were very refreshing, very clean flavor. Chilled, with a spicy yet sweet plum sauce. I should have been on top of things and snapped a pic, but at the same time, it’s a spring roll. It’s stuff wrapped in rice paper. They looked like any other spring, just tasted much better.

Before our meal, Chef Mike sent out a treat, a dish he entered into the DishCrawl BattleDish (Which I was supposed to judge but was too stupid to remember to do it, sorry Kim). He sent us a fried grit dish with duck confit and goat cheese. It was as tasty as it was pretty, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking.


My girlfriend, Christine, had the chicken pot pie.



Pretty awesome, I’ve had it before. Puff pastry instead of a pie crust. If you like the OG version, you’ll like his take on it.

Christine’s sister, Tori, had the Confetti Pasta. Chicken, sausage, pasta. Pretty tasty.

PICT_20131005_194730I told her to move her boob out of the way but she refused. I think it runs in the family.

I had the brisket. I don’t suggest it. It’s a lot of food, and it’s really, really good, so you’ll eat more than any normal human should eat and you will hurt yourself. At least I certainly did.



Even the beans, which would be an afterthought at most places, were quite tasty. I barely got halfway through it though, it’s a seriously large serving, and you WILL eat more than you should.

I guess that about wraps it up. To the surprise of no one I’m really happy with Mike Patrick’s food. I know it sounds like a broken record, but his food is really just that good. Since I do have a new camera, I’ll try to post a more. Check out some of my pics on Google Plus.

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1. Lauren - October 8, 2013

Nice photos! Rizzo’s has really good food!

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