Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Richie Palmer's @ Santa Monica

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.

If it's any consolation, the chopped salad was good.

Richie Palmer's Pizzeria
1355 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 255-1111
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Natty said...

I think In-and-Out fries have an even more tenuous grasp on the "delicious" window than McD's fries. When we were kids, you always wanted to be the one who went with mom or dad to pick up In-and-Out because you'd be the one who not only got balloons, but you'd be the only one to actually enjoy the french fries.

Inland Empirical said...

Maybe it's the lighting but that salad seems odd.
Can you describe what was in it?

Chubbypanda said...

Well, now that I work by LAX, I know where not to go for lunch. =)

As my favorite local pizza joint maintains, "Bad pizza is bad for America."

Anonymous said...

richie palmers is the best in l.a.