To develop the delicate touch needed to throw dough, pizza makers must first master party favorites like the egg toss and glass eye heave. Taste their visionary tactics with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at John the Baker.
Stocked with Italian cuisine since 1960, John the Baker's menu harbors multiple generations of original recipes. Atop doughy platforms crafted with no preservatives, pizza toppings clash to compose delectable moshes such as the Florentine ($14.95 for a medium), which fuses spinach with ricotta cheese and fresh tomatoes. Turkey and cranberry wraps ($7.95) envelop offbeat ingredients, and maritime munchies melt like water thanks to the freshly simmered shrimp and light linguini or rice in the shrimp scampi ($16.95). Other refined flavors include classics such as the New York strip steak ($21.95) and the charcoal broiled hamburger ($8.95).
Ousting pangs in a refined environment, John the Baker's neatly assembled booths and paneled walls beset with large windows transport diners back to simpler times of penny haircuts and wooden shoes. As diners glean over restaurant artwork or one of several mounted televisions, the staff encourages all to bask in the sea of simplicity, which, like most seas, is totally safe all the time.
Newfield - Westover - Turn of River
30 Long Ridge Rd.
Stamford, Connecticut 06905