Orange You Glad

Orange You Glad
Five Cheese Marinara garnished lavishly with Grilled Chicken, balanced with Fettuccine
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Truly the Italian Sausage of sauces, Five Cheese Marinara is really gross-looking but actually tastes pretty good. It’s a sort of guilty pleasure - which, now that I think of it, is a weird distinction to make when you’re already at the Olive Garden. Who am I trying to impress here?

Comin' At Ya!

Comin' At Ya!
Grilled Chicken nestled within a lump of Pappardelle, covered in Five Cheese Marinara
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Ever since I figured out how to adjust the f-stop on my camera, my photography has really made the leap from “guy who just bought a nice camera” to “guy who spent 2 minutes skimming the manual for his nice camera”. The depth of field adds, I feel, a sense of action to an otherwise plain bowl of pasta.

Hungry Man

Hungry Man
Alfredo nestled within a blanket of Pappardelle, crossbred with Meatballs
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I have disliked the combination of meatballs and alfredo since I first tried it 3 years ago. It has not improved in that time, though not having it on a bed of angelhair does help considerably.

Sporty Sauce

Sporty Sauce
Asiago Garlic Alfredo resplendently tucked away inside a heap of Pappardelle
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Consistently voted “Best Dressed” amongst the Pasta Bowl Sauces - it’s hard to beat the chic accessories of whole cloves of roasted garlic and freshly-grated cheese. Make it last forever - friendship never ends (for a limited time only, starting at $9.99)!

Posh Sauce

Posh Sauce
Alfredo pleasantly wrapped in a bunch of Pappardelle
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A little classier, a little more decadent than the tomato-based sauces, Posh Sauce is a classic choice that’s here to stay. Luxurious dishes like this remind us that, on occasion, you gotta slow it down baby, gotta have some fun.

Scary Sauce

Scary Sauce
Pappardelle drenched in Meat Sauce
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Aggressive, intimidating, and chock-full of protein, Scary Sauce is the original bad girl. Stop right now (thank you very much) and order a bowl today!

Ginger Sauce

Ginger Sauce
Marinara superbly nestled within a agglutination of Pappardelle
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A spicy redhead, Ginger Sauce is a real heartbreaker! It’s distinct aroma will come back to you time and again, even years later, like a punch in the stomach as you just try to write your stupid pasta blog. Don’t go wasting my precious time - just order this pasta, and you’ll be just fine!

Baby Sauce

Baby Sauce
Pappardelle combined with Five Cheese Marinara
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Whether you’re a goddamn child or just have the palate of one, Baby Sauce is a meal that will bring to mind the off-brand Velveeta your mom would microwave over dry elbow macaroni when times were tight. Spice up your life and try it!

Creepypasta

Creepypasta
Grilled Chicken accompanied by Rigatoni, delightfully crossbred with Marinara
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I took this photo four days ago and only now noticed what appears to be an infant’s hand reaching towards the bowl. At no point in this meal was there a child anywhere nearby, and the hand doesn’t show up in any other photos. I asked the server about this and he only made a cryptic remark about how ten years ago, on that very night, a child had died while eating this pasta!

I hope he enjoyed giving me the heebie jeebies, because that cost him his tip.

I’m Not Angry, Fettucine, I’m Just Disappointed

I’m Not Angry, Fettucine, I’m Just Disappointed
Grilled Chicken gently balanced with Meat Sauce, hybridized with Fettuccine
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See, this right here is why fettucine with tomato-based sauces never reached the heights it did with alfredo. It’s too flat. It sticks to itself. The watery sauce slips right off the surface, leaving you with a forkful of dry noodles and a bowl of sauce you have to lap up afterwards, like a dog in a weird racist-against-italians cartoon. Ordering this combination is a crime.

Barbie

Barbie
Grilled Chicken put upon a ball the size of a chihuahua's head of Gluten Free Rotini, skillfully glazed with Five Cheese Marinara
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The plastic-y fakeness of both the pasta and sauce here play off each other to create something more unpleasant than either would be alone. The only way this could be worse is with Italian Sausage.

Can Hardly Tell It’s Frozen

Can Hardly Tell It’s Frozen
Pappardelle balanced with Chicken Fritta, sauced with Alfredo
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The breading on the topping here really blended in nicely with the meat. Sometimes you’ll get an awkward, congealed layer that comes from the defrosting process, but this one is barely noticable (check the taupe border between the white chicken meat and the brown breading to see what I’m talking about).

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