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 gourmet pizza, drinks, and more at Magpies Gourmet Pizza, which has four locations in Tucson. Today's Groupon cannot be used toward alcohol and cannot be applied toward delivery orders.
For decades, the dedicated pizza purveyors behind Magpies have woven together appealing pies that burst at their dough-seams with ingredients made fresh on-site every day. The expansive menu presents an appetizing array of options. Specialty pies—such as the Godfather, which manages a tightly knit family of mozzarella, swiss, cheddar, and romano cheeses and a meaty gang of Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, and capicola ($2.99 slice, $14.99 12", $17.99 14", and $20.99 16")—carry out quick, efficient digestive hits. Culinary constructioneers, meanwhile, can design their own doughy disc ($2.99 per slice, $10.99 12", $12.99 14", $14.99 16"). Starting with a foundation of New York–style regular, wheat, or crispy-sourdough crust, add a decorative daub of fresh sauce such as house red, tomato pesto, or barbecue sauce. From there, add on cheeses, veggies, and meats (extra ingredients cost $0.50 per slice, $1.49 each for 12", $1.79 each for 14", and $1.99 each for 16")—or indulge your mad scientist by piling together anchovies, fresh cilantro, pineapple, piñon nuts, and feta cheese and then bringing it to life during an electrical storm.
Beyond Magpies’ menu of the world's most Pac-Man-friendly foodstuff, you can also transform your mouth into a flight simulator for your taste buds by savoring the extreme flavors of the teriyaki or garlic-parmesan wings ($7.99). Should you favor foliage, try any of the delectable salads, including savory selections such as the roasted chicken ($7.99 meal, $3.99 side). A dessert of Sweet Street Desserts' Fabulous Chocolate Chunk Brownies ($2.69) will defuse sweet teeth before their timer reaches zero. Create an excuse to get together with friends, family, and the other hooded members of your sinister secret cabal with today's Groupon to Magpies Gourmet Pizza.
Magpies Gourmet Pizza has been voted by readers of the Tucson Weekly as having the Best Pizza for 20 years in a row, from 2008 all the way back to 1989. Its 4th Avenue location gets a four-star average rating from Citysearchers and a 3.5-star average rating from Yelpers.
- Devotees of New York-style pizza--with thin crust, red sauce, lots of cheese and a topping or two--may squirm at the huge, transcontinental-leaning menu at Magpies. But Magpies offers just what the name says--gourmet pizza--and even the biggest pizza snob would have to admit that Magpies makes a damn tasty pie. – Tucson Weekly