The Pastas

Delicious!

Delicious!
Rigatoni adorned with Chicken Meatballs, glazed with Pesto Alfredo
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It really is! I love this sauce so much.

Home Stretch

Home Stretch
Pesto Alfredo ensconced by a handful of Tri Colored Vegetable Penne, united at last with Meatballs
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Looking through these penne is like looking through prison bars, and the meatballs are the wardens of my cell.

Crouching Penne, Hidden Spaghetti

Crouching Penne, Hidden Spaghetti
Chicken Pomodoro gently fused with Shrimp Fritta, perfectly dropped on a agglutination of Tri Colored Vegetable Penne
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This happens every few bowls - one random noodle that you did not order will somehow end up in your pasta.

A Tasty Snack!

A Tasty Snack!
Tri Colored Vegetable Penne embedded with Chicken Fritta, sauced with Pesto Alfredo
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This Plain White Sauce keeps your body running smoothly and prevents your teeth from turning all grey.

White Balance

White Balance
Gluten Free Rotini enriched with vitamin Meatballs, swimming in Chicken Pomodoro
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Apparently an important trick when you work exclusively in the medium of yellow-lit yellow pasta is the art of the White Balance.

Day Thirty-Six: Andie

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Demeanor -- Cilantro-like: warm, nutty
Feelings about the Olive Garden -- "Honestly? I don't understand all the shit Olive Garden gets. Nobody says it's real Italian, so why do people complain about that?"
Most recent proposition received on OkCupid -- An offer for $200 to receive a massage, which she assumed was "probably to test whether or not my skin was soft enough to make a suit out of"
Snapshot --

During the dinner, Andie mentions something clever, but also pretty rude about my previous dates. I ask if she can rephrase it in a more palatable, blog-friendly way.

"No. I can't be funny without being mean."

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Andie, a grant writer who works five minutes away from Olive Garden (talk about a dream job!!), and I have a lot in common. We both love pasta, are snarky, and have issues with emotional intimacy that we gloss over with sarcasm. Like Freda from yesterday, she said some pretty hurtful things about Coke Zero, though this time I won't make the mistake of offering these opinions legitimacy by reposting them here.

13 more dates to go.

Today's pasta was
Shuffle Play

Shuffle Play

Shuffle Play
Pesto Alfredo embedded with Chicken Fritta, set upon a hill of Mezzaluna Ravioli
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What happens when you pick three pasta ingredients totally at random that have no flavor profile compatibility at all?

A Gaze Into The Abyss

A Gaze Into The Abyss
Chicken Meatballs mixed with Rigatoni, delightfully swimming in Asiago Garlic Alfredo
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This photo is of the dish as it was served to me, with the meatball cracked open like a terrified and terrifying eyeball.

Firebird

Firebird
Chicken Pomodoro skillfully hidden in a bundle of Tri Colored Vegetable Penne, resplendently bursting with Chicken Fritta
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A Phoenician delicacy, the chefs prepare this dish by squeezing the juice of a habanero over the chicken fritta to give its name a stinging ring of truth.

Colonel Bernie

Colonel Bernie
Asiago Garlic Alfredo tucked away inside a hill of Mezzaluna Ravioli, sprinkled with Shrimp Fritta
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What's the matter, Bernie? Chicken?

Trump Card

Trump Card
Mezzaluna Ravioli enhanced with a veritable bevy of Shrimp Fritta, superbly fused with Pesto Alfredo
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Disturbingly rich, tasteless, and slimy, this pasta is not worthy of the attention it gets.

Rich Uncle Pennybags

Rich Uncle Pennybags
Chicken Pomodoro garnished lavishly with Shrimp Fritta, swathed in a bundle of Mezzaluna Ravioli
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Clocking in at a grand total of $17.47*, this is one a-spicy meat-a-ball, financially speaking.

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