332 S Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
Burbank, the entertainment headquarters is where I'll be taking a turn in my explorations. It is the hub for Studios such as Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., and The Walt Disney Company. I have come to truly enjoy my commute into and out of Burbank because it is a hotspot for one-off mom and pops. There are so many cool restaurants spotted all over, I doubt I'll have a chance to visit them all.
While doing research for my next food review, I came across Rico's Pizzeria. One thing that sticks out about Rico's is their extensive menu. You can get pizza, pasta, salads, soup, sandwiches, fries, chicken wings, and dessert. To taste, I figured I'd go with a few basics, and a couple wild cards too...
To start, I ordered a pizza with 3 toppings, this was made "Eric's style," upon recommendation of the owner. It's basically a pizza with a pile of French fries in the middle. Wow! The presentation was incredible, I have yet to see anything like it. It's definitely not for the faint of heart. I would say this is a pretty cool thing to order say if you and a group of friends wanna watch a sports game and want something big and kinda epic to share. But if your favorite bite of the pizza is the the pointy part, well that's gone as they flip it back to form the center of the pizza.
The next thing I ordered were the chicken wings. I'm a huge fan of buffalo sauce so I went with that. Yum!!
The breakfast pizza, also known as an Ajarski, is basically a bread bowl filled with a layer of mozzerella cheese and eggs. I've been seeing this recently on social media and I've been wanting to try it for a while. You can get filled with vegetables and meat. I've been told this is the perfect hangover cure. I'm not a huge fan of having eggs any time other than breakfast, but so far this was my camera crew's favorite dish of the night.
Last but not least, and MY personal fave of the night was the Rico's Signature Yogurt Soup. This was a yogurt based soup with cilantro and barley. I love yogurt based savory dishes, and I love soup, so it was no surprise that this made me really happy. This soup is very similar to a soup that my aunt makes and this is the first time I have ever seen it at a restaurant. This is one of those dishes that I would order every time I made a visit to Rico's.
Couple things to take note is that this place has been around since the 1950s! They make their own dough. They are family owned. They serve alcohol. And they have specialty pizzas you won't find anywhere else. I'd love to hear what you thought about the video so please leave your comments below and give it a "like'!