My husband and I have long been fans of a unique pizza joint in downtown Grand Forks. Rhombus Guys Pizza is at home in a vintage brick building, with unique artwork on the wall, crayons on the table and the most unique pizza flavors you’ll find in the region. We have taken multiple weekend trips to Grand Forks just to experience our favorite combination on the Thai Chicken pizza – one of the most popular menu items.
We found out earlier this year that Rhombus Guys planned to invade downtown Fargo. We watched, we waited and we counted down from afar until this flavor destination set up shop in our backyard.
Once it opened last week, we gave it a few days. You know, to play it cool. My husband and I finally decided that Saturday would be the day. At 6:30 p.m. we walked through the doors, happier about food than should be possible. We had been talking up the place, so my brother-in-law Rob and cousin-in-law Danny joined us to see what all the hype was about.
It took the four of us 20 intense minutes to decide what to order. The menu is full of appetizers, American food and pizza…lots of pizza. Rhombus Guys has created and named more than 30 pizzas.
We decided to split two large pies in half so we could try four different flavors: Chicken Alfredo, Chipotle Steak (which was drizzled with sour cream) the Americana (with hamburger, cheese and pickles) and the Louisiana Saturday Night (Cajun marinara sauce, shrimp, sausage, red peppers and carmelized onions).
While we waited impatiently for our long anticipated meal, we were able to easily soak in the high ceiling, the brightness of the space and some very cool original artwork constructed out of left over lumber from remodeling the space.
Employees walked by wearing their casual uniforms with catchy sayings on their backs, such as “Give me Rhombus or give me death!” and “Rhombus is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” We were about to find out that statement is true.
When the pizzas arrived, Rob was speechless – something I had never witnessed before. He had prepared himself for a cultural experience. When it comes to food, Rob is usually a picky guy and when it comes to his pizza, it’s pepperoni. So when pizza arrived with peppers, pickles and tomatoes among other things, we thought he would have plate full of items he’d picked off by the end of the meal.
We were surprised. And so was he.
At his first bite of the Chicken Alfredo, Rob’s eyes grew wide.
“I’m expanding my roots…they’re growing,” Rob said, between mouthfuls of cheesy goodness.
Rob went on and on about the flavors of the pizza. He would talk to anyone who would listen: our server, the manager, and the owner. Then he sent out a mass text message to all of his friends telling them to get to Rhombus Guys and order a pizza. I think Rob will single handedly drum up business for the newest pizza place in town.
At the end of the meal I asked Rob to put his experience into one thought:
“Clouds separate as you take that first bite and then you realize you’ve reached Heaven,” he said.
Rob now thinks trying new things may not be so bad. And he has options – he only has about 28 more pizza flavors to try.