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Trip No.1 Last Day...Peoria, IL

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Trip No.1 Last Day...Peoria, IL

Big D | Mar 13, 2005 09:19 PM

My wanderings found me seeking sustenance about 1PM Friday. I thought about calling those in the same profession(police) and picking their brains for real road food. I got adventuresome and thought I would look for myself and claim much wisdom if I landed in a good spot. True enough, I ventured into Rizzi's on Sheridan just as the lunch crowd was departing. What a find. My waiter was quiet yet informative. I started with the bruschetta that arrived post haste. The toasted baguettes slices were loaded to capacity with a nice mix of fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and what I believe to be EEVO. Although the tomatoes were a bit solid, the flavor was fine. The baguettes were so loaded that I had to be mighty careful not to adorn my attire with my culinary bounty. A basket of regional bread arrived per request and was fortified with a sampling of a fine olive oil provided on every table. I ordered the tortellini w/prosciutto and peas in a white cream sauce. It arrived piping hot with a melange of red and white tortellini and a pleasantly garlic & parmesan laden cream sauce. The order size was substantial and destined to lead me to thoughts of slumber on my way home to STL. I must say that the atmosphere was superb and most worthy of an afternoon visit with your loved one for a few minutes of solitude and pampering by the most capable staff. Another two thumbs up!!Bon Appetit' Tomorrow I leave for Mt. Pleasant, IA and will be on the prowl for more of ze "chow"!!

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