Tuesday, March 18, 2008
McDonald's fries and Richie's pizza are pretty damn good within the first 5 minutes. The golden hot potato/crust fuses salt into your palate and sends your brain into gastronomic euphoria. But before you know it, the clock strikes midnight, the food gets cold and *poof* ...cardboard.
I walked into Richie's anticipating stiff competition for Joe's down the street in Santa Monica. Both hail from the tough streets of New York and have had years of dough to practice with. So you'd think it'd reach something close to perfection by now, right?
Richie's BBQ chicken pizza was good and probably would've kept through the next day. The sauce was mildly sweet, covering for the underwhelming flavor of the crust. Mind you, it was an excellent crust; thinly doughy and with a crispy bottom. If only it could stay that way. The artichoke and tomato pizza didn't make it past 3 minutes.
Richie Palmer's Pizzeria
1355 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404