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.

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My girlfriend, Christine, had the chicken pot pie.

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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.

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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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