The government goes to extreme lengths to preserve our nation’s most precious assets, recently hiding stores of garlic, olive oil, and dwindling pepperoni reserves inside of piping hot pizzas. Keep matters of state secure with today’s Groupon: for $13, you get half a palam-style margherita pizza and two sodas from Farinella Italian Bakery, delivered to the entrance of Central Park at 79th Street and 5th Avenue (a $25 value, including tax and delivery). Customers can also pick up their pizza from the Upper East Side Farinella’s location.
The mozzarella maestros at Farinella Italian Bakery fashion pizzas in the thin, crispy, rectangular Roman tradition known as palam. Baked fresh daily with high-gluten flour, extra-virgin olive oil, and organic and locally sourced produce whenever possible, pizzas will have picnickers and park rangers drooling over 2 feet of tomato and mozzarella-topped margherita palam (an $18.75 value, feeds 2–3 people), along with a pair of sudsy sodas (a $4 value), delivered to waiting parties.
For an additional fee, Groupon buyers may upgrade to one of Farinella’s premier pizzas such as the Alice, layered with tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, and fresh garlic ($23.75 for a half), or the V.I.P., which boasts artichoke pesto, fresh mint, pecorino romano, and goat cheese ($29.50 for a half), an ideal choice for afternoon sunbathers or late-night moon worshippers.