From its humble origins as a soda fountain in 1930s Saint Paul, Green Mill Restaurant and Bar has grown into a franchise with more than 28 locations all over Minnesota and the Midwest. As TV screens blast sports news in the background, patrons at each eatery dine on a menu of classic American and pizzeria fare. Thick, hand-pressed burgers form bunned towers with hefty toppings such as smoked bacon, haystack onions, and chipotle mayo. Families looking to bond can practice fractions on regular, deep-dish, or thin and crispy pizzas or group juggling acts with samplers of 27 juicy wings. In addition to pastas and salads, each location's bar carries a varied drink menu that includes draft beers such as Blue Moon and Samuel Adams alongside wine, martinis, and margaritas.
Pizza Man's housemade dough is kneaded fresh daily, layered with real Wisconsin cheese, and slow baked until it's a perfectly crispy, cheesy disc crowned by quality meats and veggies. This tantalizing process ensured that Pizza Man, which began as a standalone joint in 1977, branched out to its 33 current locations. Each of the pizza shops still fashions its pies from high-quality ingredients and puts an emphasis on old-school pizza-baking techniques. Toppings such as canadian bacon, sausage, and taco meat wait patiently to be bound together by a cheesy glue with fellows such as pineapples and pickles in one of Pizza Man's signature or make-your-own pies. The non-pizza selections include jumbo chicken wings, beer-battered onion rings, and the cinnamon-apple dessert pizza, which weds the sweet decadence of dessert with the Euclidean precision of pizza.:m]]
The bistro menu at Pinstripes can be served on the lanes and courts, in the dining room, or on the outdoor patio. Fill the first frame of your meal with a small plate such as the antipasto and cheese platter ($12). Pizzas such as the sweet and savory prosciutto fig flatbread ($12) arrive on wooden planks fresh from the wood-fire brick oven. An extensive wine list taps straight into Pinstripes' cavernous wine cellar. The candy-coated chocolate martini made with real Godiva chocolate ($9) is a perfect chaser for chocolaty house-made s'mores ($6). Pinstripes' Sunday- brunch spread includes a custom Bloody Mary bar and a magical chocolate fountain where strawberries and marshmallows bathe in nummy nectar (adults $22, kids $12).
Roulette's Pizza’s talented sauce slingers craft made-to-order pies, the foundations of which come in regular, thin-crust, and gluten-free dough, upon which the staff piles combinations of 15 toppings. Large 14-inch pizzas patiently await topping trios, such as pepperoni, green olives, and pineapple. Feel free to forgo the rigors of building and priming a pie by choosing a specialty pizza worth up to the value of this Groupon, such as a 12-inch taco pizza packed with beef and a three-cheese blend. Or, enjoy a 12-inch bacon-cheeseburger pizza, which, like a house of cards or a writ of certiorari, is exactly what it sounds like. For those with special dietary needs, the kitchen team animates its dedication to gluten-free crusts by keeping and preparing their fixings in a separate and gluten-safe area.
This cozy, unpretentious pizza shop furnishes parties and cozy nights in with repasts of wings, pasta, and pizza pies. Slices of pizza come embellished with selections from more than 20 toppings and sauces including pineapple, sauerkraut, white sauce, and ground beef. The shop’s Pizza Man sandwich delivers the flavor a pizza in convenient handheld form, much like a calzone or pizza in a hot dog bun.:m]]
The pizza-making process always begins with dough and ends with a grand exit from the oven. That's still the case with every pie from Woodland Take-N-Bake Pizza Company, only the oven isn't in the restaurant—it's in your home. Upon each mound of hand-tossed dough, cooks add 50-plus toppings, including their three-cheese blend and a choice of seven sauces, such as spicy buffalo. Other ingredient options run the gamut from cream cheese and sauerkraut to jalapeno bacon.
If customization isn't your jam, try one of Woodland's more than 15 specialties, from the cheesesteak fixings atop the Brotherly Love to the mashed potatoes crowning the Avalanche. Though each pizza is designed for patrons to take home, Woodland does accommodate small gatherings in its cozy dining room. There, you can feast on personal-sized pizza, daily-changing soups, and sandwiches such as a meatball sub with roasted garlic marinara sauce for dipping or drinking as a digestif.