The Pastas

Papa’s Italian Sausage

Papa’s Italian Sausage
Fettuccine coated in Alfredo, bursting with Italian Sausage
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Ah, behold the subtle interplay of light and shadow. I haven’t seen a sausage photographed this tastefully since I uninstalled Snapchat.

First Time At The ‘Garden?

First Time At The ‘Garden?
Alfredo hidden in a deep well of Spaghetti, impressively enhanced with a veritable bevy of Chicken Fritta
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Spaghetti and alfredo sauce is and always will be an artless combination, something a rookie pasta eater might ignorantly order at random off the main menu. When it arrives, he has to pretend that this is what he wanted, and eat the whole thing to save face. It’s really quite sad. I had a good seven minute conversation with my waitress as to how this was not the case with me, that I am actually a very important food blogger. She seemed convinced, but would not inform the chef as I instructed.

The Classic - 2016 Edition

The Classic - 2016 Edition
Chicken Fritta uniquely incorporated with Spaghetti, covered in Marinara
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I’m going to say it here and now - grilled chicken is a phenomenal topping, the best Olive Garden has ever offered, bar none. I know that this may scandalize the old guard, but the meatball has been dethroned. Grilled chicken for life. Gaze upon the new classic. Hail to the king.

The End

The End
Tri Colored Vegetable Penne intriguingly heaped with Shrimp Fritta, tastefully drenched in Pesto Alfredo
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Since the invention of pasta, there have been five dishes that were rated the most scrumptious, the most pure. This one left them all behind.

Ravi Ollie Kickflip 360

Ravi Ollie Kickflip 360
Mezzaluna Ravioli skillfully accompanied by Meatballs, covered in Chicken Pomodoro
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Bro! That chain is off the hook! I am, of course, referring to the Olive Garden.

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore
Meatballs uniquely kissed with Pesto Alfredo, replete with Rigatoni
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Something about this pasta evokes the striking hewn-from-the-living-rock sensation of America's greatest national treasure.

How Do I Turn That Off?

How Do I Turn That Off?
Meatballs flawlessly ensconced by a deep dish of Rigatoni, united at last with Asiago Garlic Alfredo
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It took me a month to learn that a harsh flash doesn't cast food in the best light (heh), and another 10 months to learn how to turn it off on my camera.

Volume One

Volume One
Asiago Garlic Alfredo enhanced with a veritable bevy of Chicken Fritta, tossed with Rigatoni
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The chef dropped this dish off with the following note attached.

Volume Two

Volume Two
Shrimp Fritta hybridized with Asiago Garlic Alfredo, woven into Tri Colored Vegetable Penne
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When I was prepared, I went on what the menu descriptions referred to as a furious frenzy of feeding.

The PonyGirl Special

The PonyGirl Special
Italian Sausage tucked away inside a bottomless bowl of Gluten Free Rotini, kissed with Chicken Pomodoro
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Last year I allowed comments on my blog for both the daily entries and all ~200 pastas I photographed and reviewed.

The Value of Pre-Mixing

The Value of Pre-Mixing
Gluten Free Rotini studded with Shrimp Fritta, lovingly covered in Chicken Pomodoro
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Usually, Olive Garden's preparation for their Neverending Pasta Bowl dishes is a simple exercise in layering:

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