Like the characters on a soap opera, pizza begins as a full circle but eventually ends in broken pieces. Band together with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, ribs, pasta, and sandwiches at Garlex Pizza in Danville.
Garlex Pizza furnishes its menu with casual eats such as sandwiches and ribs, and builds custom pizzas on fresh dough forged from winter wheat, buttermilk, and whey. Leaf lovers sidle up to the salad bar ($6.99), where 40 mix-and-matchable items proffer combinations as varied and unique as census reports turned in by snowflakes. Half a rack fills a basket with 5–7 ribs ($11.99), whose haul is cloaked in a saucy choice of honey barbecue, sweet teriyaki, or hot-and-spicy glazes. Open-face sandwiches include the white-sauce-painted Italian ($8.99), on which salami, pepperoni, and ham sprawl across a cheese-shrouded sourdough roll. Sweet corn spells out a sonnet in creamy chipotle sauce, which deluges sliced chicken breast and penne pasta ($10.99). Pie portraitists design their own pizzas by culling crust from a trio of options and heaping them with a choice of five sauces speckled with an expansive tally of toppings ($16.99 for medium with two toppings). Dough décor includes roasted garlic, zucchini, chorizo, and barbecue chicken. Specialty pizzas include the six-meat Prego and the gourmet pesto vegetarian ($18.99 for a medium), which hosts pesto-nestled sun-dried tomatoes and moonstruck artichoke hearts.