Pizza is a mathematical paradox; diners subtract fractional slices from the whole until a rounding error leads to the theoretical ingestion of irrational cheese quantities. Derive value from pi with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, subs, and more at Jet's Pizza at the corner of Lake Cook Road and Lexington Drive in Wheeling.
Jet's Pizza constructs Sicilian-style deep-dish, hand-tossed, and thin-crust doozies out of aged meats, hand-grated mozzarella, and fresh dough made in-store daily. The pizza dossier reveals absolutely no pepperoni-for-votes scandals, but showcases plenty of specialty pies, from an All Meaty rolling in protein ($12.35+) to the signature Jet 10, a premium affair attended by a who's who of meats and veggies ($13.44+). Diners can also choose their own pizza adventures from the menu, even selecting a crust flavor for free from an enticing list that includes shredded parmesan, Cajun, and the special Jet's Turbo blend of garlic, butter, and romano cheese ($7.99+). An engineering marvel, the 8 Corner Pizza keeps hunger-havers from gnawing on the earth's outer layer by fusing eight corner-pieces of deep-dish decadence into one all-encrusted, edible Goliath ($13.99, toppings $1.99 each). Pizza protesters can turn to the Jet's Boat, which stuffs cheese, sauce, and a choice of topping into a doughy clipper ($6.49), or pick a prime suspect from a line-up of 8-inch heated subs ($5.99 each).
Specializing in thick, Sicilian–style deep-dish pizza, Jet's has indulged palates since 1978, when the eponymous Jetts brothers opened the first joint in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Crusts buckle under the weight of mozzarella cheese and toppings such as grilled chicken and black olives, accompanied by sides such as hot wings, cinnamon sticks, or Jet's Bread topped with cheese, garlic, and butter. Stacks of meat and veggies pile onto piping-hot subs, and a variety of healthy salads helps to avoid the wrath of the Food Pyramid's ancient golems armed with giant wooden tongs.