With Congress passing a heavy new tax on right angles, circular edibles are becoming the most convenient way to keep food budgets from spiraling out of control. Nibble a delicious disk with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and handcrafted beers at Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery in La Quinta.
At Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery, cuisine cravers soothe cantankerous bellies with the slew of hand-tossed pizzas and Italian eats that fill out an extensive menu. Make a sacrifice to the temple of taste with an appetizer of potato skins ($6.99) before moving to a circular entree. The 8-slice garlic-chicken specialty pizza ($19.99) brings hunger pangs to a halt, and the Linebacker pizza inundates the palate with mozzarella, pepperoni, salami, canadian bacon, bacon, ground beef, sausage, and textbook-tackling form ($23.99 for a 10-slice pie). Specialty pies and sandwiches pair nicely with an ale, lager, or stout from the rotating list of beers fermented in the Backstreet Brewery, served in a pint at the gleaming wooden bar or in a streaming torrent from the massive metal tank outside
Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery
Satisfying meals and handcrafted beer intersect with premium sports viewing at Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery, founded in 1976 by Angelo Barro and his sons, Dan and Tom. Today, the franchise welcomes patrons to 37 locations in three states, and the philosophy remains the same at all of them. Seven big-screen TVs broadcast football, basketball, and baseball games from around the leagues to entertain patrons sipping small-batch draft beers brewed onsite. Fans munch on traditional sports-viewing snacks, such as jalapeño poppers, potato skins, and buffalo wings. Chefs also prepare heartier entrees including garlic-chicken pasta, Pesto Supreme pizzas covered with artichoke hearts, and The Linebacker, a pizza loaded with pepperoni, salami, ground beef, sausage, and two types of bacon.