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 $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at Freskada Wood Fire Kitchen in Exton.
Freskada's open kitchen flaunts the 6-foot wood-fired grill and stone pizza oven, which yield the menu's freshly made pies. Patrons schlep their own beer, wine, and silk bibs to accompany the BBQ chicken pizza's parade of poultry and red onions steeped in a smoky house sauce ($13.99). Beneath paintings of Italian landscapes, char-grilled veggie pizzas loaded with seared zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms ($13.99) harness the power of both timber-fueled cookers. Knives plunge through the Drunken Shroomy filet, an 8-ounce center-cut steak overlaid with a three-mushroom brandy sauce, grilled asparagus, and potatoes smashed to a consistency fluffier than a pillow filled with shredded spoken-word poetry ($26.99).
Diners flock to the fresh-air patio during warm months or opt to feast indoors beneath the soft amber light that spills like molten marigolds across the hardwood floors. A low stone wall and russet curtains divvy up the dining room into sections that are lined with plush benches and floral sculptures to keep the atmosphere hushed and separate Capulets from their jealous understudies.