Despite our eagerness to get to Duluth for some camping and adventures over Labor Day (about eight hours from home in Bismarck), I convinced my hungry spouse that yes, it's totally worth getting off the Interstate and heading to downtown Fargo for lunch at Rhombus Guys for pizza.
He was very glad that we made the stop.
Rhombus Guys - I'm going to say it - may just be the best pizza in North Dakota. I love me some artesian Fireflour Pizza, some old-school A&B or Pizza Corner slices, and yes, we do frequent Papa Murphy's on occasion, but Rhombus Guys comes out on top based on 1) the huge variety in toppings, 2) the great atmosphere in the downtown Fargo location (rooftop patio, baby), AND 3) the fact you can split any pizza with half this, half that.
To please both our palates, we ordered half Happy Pig (for my love: pulled pork, pineapple, red pepper, honey bbq sauce) and half Thai chicken (for yours truly: chicken, red pepper, cilantro, peanut sauce). And actually, in a twist of pizza romanticism, I thought the bbq and peanut sauce had some lovely flavor affinities going on. Or maybe that was my beer talking.
We ordered a large pie, and I'm slightly embarrassed to say that between me, my hubby, and our toddler, we inhaled nearly the entire thing, leaving just enough for a snack somewhere around Brainerd, MN. Clearly, my child has an enormous pizza appetite.
For the record, on the trip back to Bismarck we stopped in again for another pie. "Hi, remember us? Our kid spilled his lemonade everywhere? We're back for more!" Our server kindly brought us extra napkins.
Check out the menu at rhombuspizza.com.