Choosing pizza toppings is a lot like being married: if there is an irreconcilable disagreement, both parties take half. Grab a piece of the pie with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pizza, Middle Eastern cuisine, and drinks at Egyptian Pizza.
For more than 20 years, the chefs at Egyptian Pizza have merged the culinary traditions of Italy and the Middle East with a menu’s worth of inventive brick-oven-fired pizzas and classic Mediterranean eats. The Beirut pizza quells appetites with gorgonzola and mozzarella cheeses, red bell peppers, and sun-dried tomatoes (12", $12.95) personally autographed by the sun. Spicy barbecue chicken, tangy barbecue sauce, and cilantro top the Nouba pizza (12", $12.95). Diners dig into classic shawarma made with thin-sliced shanks of lamb marinated in herbs and presented aside house-made pita bread and tahini sauce ($12.95). Like a comedian with a vendetta against aquatic life, seafood kebobs skewer an array of sea dwellers, including three jumbo shrimp, crabmeat, and scallops, marinated and grilled with green peppers, onions, and mushrooms ($15.95).
The chefs at Egyptian Pizza trace their cooking techniques to a different side of the Mediterranean Sea. Ancient Egyptians pioneered the practice of rising dough when they cooked crushed wheat germ and water inside early conical ovens. Honoring their forefathers’ methods, the versatile cooks pull more than 30 types of gourmet thin-crust pizzas out of their wood-fired ovens, along with a lengthy menu of Middle Eastern sandwiches and specialties. They take pains to use natural, fresh, and healthful ingredients to whip up plump fish kebabs, tender meat shawarmas and housemade sauces that have won over the palates of reporters from the Baltimore Sun. Their kitchen looks out onto the casual dining room, where servers help uncork BYOB bottles of wines beneath artwork depicting famous Egyptian landmarks, such as the pyramids, the Sphinx, and other toys left behind by aliens.
Chinquapin Park - Belvedere
542 E Belvedere Ave.
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