LasVegasJunkie takes one for the team and tries Pop Up Pizza
A couple of months ago I was in Las Vegas to document the deconstruction of Las Vegas Club, Mermaids, and the entire block that is the future home to 18 Fremont Resort. Around noon I heard a loud thunderous roar, I looked around expecting to see a freight train barreling down Fremont Street when I realized it was just my stomach begging for lunch. And so began the quest for the perfect place to satisfy my hunger. As a downtown enthusiast, I’ve made it a point to try as many new and established restaurants in the area as possible. For this meal I was not craving something familiar, I wanted to try something new to add another notch on the belt. I had heard many great things about Pop Up Pizza through twitter and decided to give them a shot.
I thought I’d give you a little bit of background on Pop Up Pizza before thrilling you with one of my world famous LasVegasJunkie reviews. Pop Up Pizza was founded in 2012 as a joint venture between Real Estate Developer Sam Cherry and Tamares’ Director of Las Vegas properties, Jonathan Jossel. Tamares Real Estate is the company that owns Plaza Hotel & Casino, just west of the Fremont Street canopy. They are located at 1 S. Main Street and are open daily from 11:00 am – 2:00 am for your drunchies.
And now, without further ado, I bring you my Pop Up Pizza Review. After surveying the menu up and down I decided to order a couple of slices of the sausage pizza with red peppers and had them add some ricotta cheese. I took a seat and checked my Facebook and Twitter while waiting for my slices to be reheated in the oven. A short while later my slices were ready and so was I! Within a second of my first bite it happened, the worst feeling in the world, the feeling of being underwhelmed by pizza. The pizza seriously lacked flavor, I was only able to distinguish the difference between the bread, cheese, and toppings by the texture and not the flavor. The only compliment I can give Pop Up Pizza is that the ricotta cheese was pretty good, I’d give it an 8.5 on the very scientific LasVegasJunkie rating system. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about their pizza; I can only give their pizza a score of 3 out of a possible 10. I’d pick Piccadilly Pizza on 322 Fremont Street over Pop Up Pizza any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
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