I was with my friends Tahmi and Chubby in Gateway Mall, Cubao when we decided to eat. It was already 4pm and none of us had proper lunch yet. We were all ready for a big meal, except we were in a stingy mode and none of us wanted to eat in the food court where we could get cheap fast food. Luckily, Chubby knew the area well and thought of S&R New York Style Pizza, where we could get huge, American sized meals with just P99.00 each.
My first reaction was, "S&R has a branch in Cubao" I didn't know that, which made sense because they didn't. They only had the food establishment in Cubao, not the warehouse itself. My second reaction was, “Let’s go!” I’ve been to S&R Manila and I didn’t like their food center, but I did love their burger. With that in mind, we marched on to Puregold, where S&R is located. As expected, the place was dry and plain, but the pictures of their pizzas, burgers, and fries were just so mouth-watering that I forgot to care.
I ordered a combo meal: 1 burger, fries, and a large drink - all for P99.00, and one big slice of pizza that Tahmi and I shared. The burger was delicious, it was unlike M**** or J******e burgers that always taste like fake meat. S&R burgers were real beef! It reminded me of my stay in the US and the Texas-sized burgers I had in, well, Texas. The pizza was glorious! Greasy and rich with toppings and cheese! I don’t know what pizza taste like in New York, but I sure remembered how pizza tasted like in Texas that afternoon. Of course, I’m talking about normal day-to-day pizza, not the gourmet type.
All in all, I enjoyed the food in S&R. The place could use a lot of improvement, yes, but if the sad state of the establishment is the reason why the food is inexpensive, then I’ll stop complaining already. If you’re in search for a place where you can eat big and quick, go to S&R. You’ll be very satisfied with your meal afterwards, it won’t matter that the place is in an odd, not-your-usual location such as Puregold, Cubao.
Date of Visit: 2012-02-04
Celebration: Father's Day