The hamburgers are in at Pizza Blitz.
For weeks, I've known their expanded menu was coming, but I wanted to get a taste as well as a photograph.
The hamburgers and cheeseburgers are part of the restaurant's expanded menu that also includes new pasta sauces—rose cream and Alfredo; appetizers such as fried zucchini and mozzarella caprese, and main dishes such as grilled chicken, chicken Alfredo and eggplant or penne Bolognese.
The thick patty came on a fresh bun with ample condiments: sliced tomato, onion, lettuce and mayonnaise. I swapped out the standard slice of cheddar for provolone.
This was not a greasy burger, although there is the option to add bacon.
The fries were large, fresh and tasty, and the service was quick. In under 15 minutes after walking in the door, I was eating dinner—for just under $10.
The restaurant at 2622 Quarry Lake Drive has also added shrimp salad and tuna salad, according to co-owner Blaise Spinelli.
And they're bringing back the beef and lamb gyros they once had when they opened two years ago, because "they were selling well," Spinelli said.
Why the additions? "We get one thousand compliments a day for what we already have," he said. So they're adding more food they think customers will like.
Pizza Blitz is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call the restaurant at 410-415-5644.
Last month, Illiano's J&P Restaurant opened next door to Pizza Blitz. Some have said it's too close for two competing Italian restaurants; while others say if it can be done in Little Italy in Baltimore, two Italian restaurants can survive side-by-side here, as well.
Editor's Note: Mr. Spinelli's preferred name was incorrect in the original version of this article. We regret the error.
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