Ninety percent of alleged UFO sightings can be easily explained as falling meteors, swamp-gas reflections, or doughy orbs hurled into orbit by Herculean pizza makers. Enjoy earthbound eats with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pizza and drinks at Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria. Today's Groupon is valid at the Creve Coeur, St. Peters, Weldon Spring, and O'Fallon locations.
With a sprawling menu of pizza, Italian fare, and barbecue-smokehouse offerings, Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria sates appetites with toothsome aplomb. Meal expeditions launch with a satisfying crunch into appetizers such as the chicken wings ($7.99/10), served with spicy sauce perfect for silencing outspoken taste buds. St. Louis–style thin-crust pizzas range in size from the 9” personal ($5.49+) to the 16” extra large ($16.49+), with more than a dozen toppings available. Eschew the bold openness of pizza with a closed-face sandwich such as The Cecil's Special, stacked with ham, roast beef, genoa salami, and provel cheese, served hot or cold ($6.99). Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria caters to smokehouse leanings with entrees such as the pulled-pork plate, served with two sides that include potato salad, coleslaw, green beans, or smokehouse beans ($6.99/lunch; $8.99/dinner). Full slabs of ribs fill satisfy porcine desires and provide fitting distraction for the wolf packs stalking the car on the drive home ($18.99).
Beverages include iced tea and sodas, tickling tongues with effervescent sweetness ($1.99/24 oz.), and domestic beer ($2.75), which loosens talking bones grown tense from evenings spent reenacting C-SPAN transcripts.
Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria
The doughsmiths at Cecil Whittaker’s Pizzeria craft thin-crust pizzas bubbling with an untouched surface of cheese or loaded with toppings such as jalapeño peppers, bacon, and shrimp. It’s their specialty and what they’re known for—“This is the place to go if you like St. Louis-style, thin-crust pizza (though they do offer a thick crust pizza, too) or just want to kick back and have a beer,” raves Metromix.
But the menu isn’t limited to pizzas. Each day, the kitchen roasts and slices tender beef for roast beef sandwiches dipped in savory au jus. The au jus is prepared in house, as is the meat sauce that graces Cecil Whittaker's pasta, chicken parmesan, and meatball sandwiches. There’s also a hearty selection of smokehouse dishes such as ribs, pulled pork, and brisket served with homestyle sides of green beans and coleslaw. A weekday lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. gives diners a chance to sample different entrees and sides–along with a salad and pizza bar–and creative additions the chefs cook up like sloppy joe's one day or bacon cheeseburgers the next.