LOCATION: Sbarro PVR (Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio KM. 7.5 L-82, Villa Las Flores, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico)
GUEST(S): Robin Rothman
ORDER: 1 slice of cheese
A solid airport slice. With a location before security and another at the gate, Sbarro offers travelers to the Puerto Vallarta airport (PVR) a decent rendition of the New York street slice. Puerto Vallarta's clear water, lush hills, palm trees, warm weather and a population of less than 400,000 makes it a tropical paradise compared to the hustle and bustle of gritty New York City. Perhaps this is why the area appeals to so many New Yorkers. The one drawback of being the antithesis of New York is the lack of access to a New York slice of pizza. Enter Sbarro. Gennaro and Carmela Sbarro opened up shop in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in 1956 and, in the years that followed, the name came to help define the New York street slice style. The expansion of the franchise played a role in introducing most of the United States to the style in the form of mall food courts. While the distance from the original Sbarro continues to grow both figuratively and literally, it is still serving as an ambassador of the style across the world. The slices are large and the toppings are plentiful and well-distributed. I like the generous portion of the savory tomato sauce. I recommend getting a slice of cheese and telling them you want extra hot so as to ensure they toss it back in the gas powered oven - like they do in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. When you are done enjoying some of the best Mexican seafood Puerto Vallarta has to offer, ease the transition back to Estados Unidos by burning your remaining pesos on a slice at Sbarro.
|slice of Cheese/queso|
|Robin Rothman and Sean Taylor|
2. On the flight home, I blogged and watched the sixth game of the Wold Series where Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals pitched into the 9th inning and Anthony Rendon collected 5 RBIs to force a game seven versus Houston. Our flight left from Houston and, based on the audible moans, there were several disgruntled passengers.
- SERVICE: N/A
12.5/18 = .694 x 5 = 3.47