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Zucca was founded by a trio of forlorn New York natives who longed for a taste of a thin, crispy-crusted, Staten Island–style pie. The results are presented on a menu dense with Italian delights. Starters such as crispy fried risotto and mozzarella balls ($7) and fresh bruschetta ($6.25) make satisfying meal bases for the award-winning pizzas. Pies are offered in two sizes—personal portions ($8+) or 18" discs ($13+)—and come customizable with more than 25 toppings, including bacon ($2), eggplant ($2), and roasted red peppers ($3). Specialty pies such as the expo-winning victory pie ($19 for 18" pie), a Margherita pizza with parsley sausage, mushrooms, and shaved parmesan, will tame topping negotiations, while hand-held calzones ($7–$9) and the extensive selection of popular pasta dishes ($10–$15) and entrees ($13–$21) are sure to delight.
On the Bayou is more than the name of Kevin Ruttley's restaurant?it's also a description of his former address. The Louisiana native was born and raised "quite literally on the bayou," so it's no surprise that he knows a thing or two about Cajun and creole cuisine. Ruttley's menu features not one but two types of gumbo, a variety of New Orleans style po' boys, and plates of blackened redfish and overloaded jambalaya. Corn and crab meat soup and appetizers such as boudin balls and fried green tomatoes make for tantalizing starters.
At Varners Restaurant & Tavern, there is no shortage of things to do. The big game flickers on 30 high-definition televisions, and those seeking friendly competition can play pool, darts, or shuffleboard. The interior features exposed brick and rafters, and there's a bright patio out back, making Varners is a great spot for a bite and brews with friends. With 100 bottles and more than 30 beers on tap, the staff takes its brews seriously. Here's a sampling of the craft beers the bartenders pour from their gleaming taps:
Anchor Brewing's Anchor Steam: Hailing from San Francisco, this California common brew is handmade using the same methods Anchor—the first craft brewery in the country and one of the oldest in the world—has used since 1896.
New Belgium Brewing Company's Fat Tire: This amber ale is New Belgium's flagship brew and remains popular thanks to its precise balance of biscuit-like malt flavors and hoppy freshness.
Boulder Beer's Shake Chocolate: Colorado's first craft brewery brews this black porter, whose dark-chocolate notes are underscored by coffee flavors.
Magic Hat Brewing Company's #9: Crisp and dry, this fruity beer stands just this side of pale. Magic Hat's head brewer talked to the Groupon Guide about the inspiration for this unique brew.
Remington Cafe's cooks specialize in everything American, but their food doesn't stick to any one specific region. They host New Orleans-style oyster roasts and shrimp boils over the weekends, feature Philly cheesesteak ingredients in both sandwiches and pizzas, and augment the menu with a few Southern-style sides, like fried pickle chips. They serve these best-of-Americana dishes in a dining room that also evokes that theme: stone pillars and dark hardwood serve as a backdrop for bits and bobs of American design and history, including the covers of issues of Life magazine set into the bar top. Then there's Ebony & Ivory, where barbecue is king and each dish is as memorable as its first bite. The beef brisket and rib combo piles on pounds of succulent smoked meat and crispy sides that are easy to share, though you won't want to. It's also hard to miss the signature catfish sandwich, which stacks a full filet onto a bun that can barely hold its weight in breading and crunch.