exteriorDAY 24: OCTOBER 24th, 2020
LOCATION: Metro Pizza (4001 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103)
GUEST(S): Robin Rothman, Cynthia Taylor, Roger, Kitzi Taylor, Lily Rothman, Paul Rothman
ORDER: 2 slices of cheese 86th Street Square Pie (Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Romano Cheese and Olive Oil), 1 slice of pepperoni
A pizza fans' pizzeria. Eating at Metro Pizza is a true celebration of all things pizza. The Vegas chain began as a dream of two Brooklyn cousins and has blossomed into established institution. From traditional Napoletana to Chicago deep dish and everything in between, Metro Pizza is a one stop shop for any style. I opted for the 86th Street Square Pie and hit the jackpot. Not unlike the L&B Spumoni Gardens (located on "86th Street" in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn) this Sicilian Style pan pizza is topped with generous amounts of melted mozzarella cheese, simmered tomato sauce, grated Romano and a drizzle of olive oil. It's cooked to perfection where the thick crust is crisp yet surprisingly light. For a spicy kick, add old school pepperoni. Consistent with the best versions of this style, a single pie feeds more than four adults and reheats as well (or better) than the initial bake. Whether it is an homage celebrating New York Sicilian or a Metro Pizza signature doesn't matter, what does matter is that it's just right.
slice of cheese
86th Street Square Pie
Roger, Cynthia, Lily, Paul, Robin, Sean and Kitzi
1. Zoom enabled us to have a virtual family reunion of sorts in addition to a pizza party. My aunt, mom, wife, and in-laws were all able to be brought together in pursuit of pizza.
coyote2. After we ate, a coyote from across the lake got hungry too. I got a photo of him with my phone and even though he was at quite a distance, it was too close for comfort.
Robin and Trudy3. Robin performed a spooky Halloween show online thanks to make-up, a greenscreen, and a whole lot of technology. Who knew hanging a greenscreen in a Las Vegas bathroom could be the setting of a show featured in the Edinburgh (Scotland) Horror Festival? I play the undead Shane Taymor, the emcee in the beginning. See she show here
19/21 = .905 x 5 = 4.52