Richie B’s

Mark Stens Land

11/6/20231 min read

"Richie B’s: A Canvas of Flavor in the Northeast Heights"

Let's venture into Richie B’s, a pizzeria in Albuquerque's Northeast Heights, where the feast for your eyes rivals the one for your taste buds. This isn't just a spot to grab a slice; it's where pizza and art collide, creating a gallery of local creativity on the walls that's as vibrant as the flavors on your plate.

Chuck Ruiz, the maestro behind Richie B’s, isn’t content with serving up ordinary pizza. He's turned the walls into a storyboard of the community’s spirit, with murals that capture the essence of their culinary delights. It started with a wings mural and blossomed into an artful legacy, including a monstrous two-foot slice that's become as iconic as the art it inspires.

The ambiance at Richie B’s is as inviting as a family gathering, a place where the art is engaging and the setting is down-to-earth. It's where the casual meets the creative, and every November, the menu offers a twist on tradition with a Thanksgiving pizza that's a cornucopia of mashed potatoes, turkey, and gravy.

But the uniqueness doesn't end with holiday-inspired pies. Stuffed cherry peppers and the house-made viper sauce are just the beginning. At Richie B’s, the toppings push the envelope, with sirloin steaks and whole garlic cloves daring you to expand your pizza palate. And for the side? How about pickles and onion rings that stand as testament to Richie B’s commitment to the unexpected.

In a Dan Pashman-like homage to Richie B's, let’s raise a slice to the artistry of pizza making and the local talent that adorns its walls. Richie B’s isn’t just crafting meals; they're creating experiences where each bite is a conversation piece, and every visit is an opportunity to indulge in a masterpiece. So come for the monster slice, stay for the artistry, and savor the community spirit that makes Richie B’s a Northeast Heights treasure.