Spinning mad amounts of dough above one's head is an amusing way to display a coin collection, but it requires superhuman stamina to maintain. Rest your triceps and leave the dough-spinning to the pros with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, subs, pasta, and more from Grand Rapids Pizza & Delivery, located on State Street Southeast.
Since 2004, Grand Rapids Pizza & Delivery (G.R.P.D.) has been in the business of dispensing edible justice to ravenous appetites in the form of piping-hot pizzas, specialty subs, pastas, and more. Its commitment to house-made preparations and fresh ingredients from local producers and butchers underscores G.R.P.D.'s community-minded approach. Keep it light with a simple thin-crust olive oil pizza, topped with basil, oregano, red onion, fresh mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, pineapple, house-made sausage, feta, and mozzarella (16”, $19.50), or pile on the Gatsby-esque decadence with an all-meat G.R.P.D. stuffed pizza (16”, $20). The build-your-own-pie chart is chock full of enough pizza permutations to puzzle starved statisticians—start with your choice of four crusts (thin, traditional, thick, or pan), add one of 10 sauces, and then go to town with a wanton assortment of more than 20 toppings. The eatin' discs are sized from an adorable 10" personal pie (cheese $6, each topping $0.75) to an extra-large 18-incher that serves five (cheese $14, each topping $1.75).
Diminutive stomachs can opt for a 10-piece order of J.W.'s Crusties, specialty apps fashioned from cheesy rolls of meat- or veggie-stuffed dough, served with ranch or pizza-style dipping sauces ($7.99). An appreciative audience can rally the Crusties back for a sweet encore, bearing a costume change for their apple-brown-sugar dessert form ($6.99). Grand Rapids Pizza & Delivery will schlep its pies, Crusties, and myriad of other eats to diners within a 4–5 mile rectangle of the restaurant until 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, so feel free to fuel an underground midnight Boggle tournament with its mind-enhancing fare.
Grand Rapids Pizza & Delivery
Michael Raymond, owner of Grand Rapids Pizza & Delivery, has had a long relationship with the food industry. He can relate to any driver of an armored vehicle who long fantasized of one day manufacturing the gold bricks inside—while selling corrugated pizza boxes in West Michigan, Raymond dreamed of opening his own pizzeria, which he did in 2004. After many requests to incorporate fresh, local ingredients into his pizzas, he and his crew are able to top housemade crusts with locally acquired vegetables and meats procured from local butchers. Those ingredients inform the flavor of 19 specialty pies and 20 specialty subs.