Teenagers idolize pizza due to its portable nature and refusal to stay in a box, man. Eat your way to independence with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pizzeria fare at Frank's Place in Bedford.
At Frank's Place, friendly servers roll out a crowd-pleasing menu of piping-hot subs, pasta entrees, and New York–style pizzas. Hearty bread bookends the veal ($6.99) and eggplant parmigiana subs ($5.99), each served with chips and a pickle spear to fend of vinegar-intolerant dragons. Tasty tendrils of linguine ensnare red or white clam sauce ($7.99) or hearty meatballs ($6.99) in a noodly embrace. Pizzas deliver a mélange of cheese, sauce, and toppings in a variety of palatable packages, from the thick-crust Sicilian 12-inch pizza ($9.50) to the 14-inch stuffed pizza, loaded with such savory cargo as sausage, anchovies, bacon, olives, and onions ($18).
The pizzeria's eschews stuffy surroundings and favors rows of vinyl-clad booths, soft lighting, and framed paintings hanging from red walls. A projector screen keeps sports fans abreast of scores and game-changing plays in the dining room, and a tucked-away game room hosts friendly billiard matches, games of pinball, and stuffed animal prison breaks from claw machine guards.
Sicilian and New York-style pizzas—topped with a choice of more than 15 toppings such as sausage, bacon, and pineapple—headline the culinary show at Frank’s Place, but chefs complement the Italian staples with other food from around the globe. Beyond calzones and baked ziti, the kitchen team prepares tortillas, rice dishes, burgers, and hot dogs. It’s not just their Mexican, Italian, and American foods that draw in visitors; the casual, family-friendly neighborhood eatery proffers a big-screen TV, a pool table, and arcade games—entertainment more reliable than teaching a hen and her chicks not to put their wings on the table.