The best pizzas, like the worst Elvis impersonators, are cheesy, doughy, and often live in cardboard boxes. Eat like a king with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Pizza, Hoagies, and Salads
Hearth-cooked gourmet-pizza options include the Thai Dye ($19.50 for a medium)—with an olive oil and garlic sauce, grilled curry chicken, mozzarella, roma tomatoes, cucumbers, and a swirl of chili sauce. The Bayou Blue ($19.50 for a medium), meanwhile, features a spicy blue cheese sauce topped with shrimp, andouille sausage, and chives. Vegetarian-friendly options include the teriyaki grilled tofu hoagie ($9.50) and the customizable cheese hoagie ($8+), while meat-eaters can enjoy snacks such as a trio of meatballs served with melted mozzarella on a bed of red sauce ($7). See the full menu.
The same love for pizza and beer that fueled three college students in 1974 transformed their lives as they expanded their business from one rundown building in Atlanta to 100 Mellow Mushroom restaurants across 15 states today. Each eatery owes its individual style to each location's being locally owned and operated, much like impressionist painters owed their individual style to their number of ears. In the kitchens, chefs assemble grilled and deli-style hoagies and bake calzones and pizzas in stone hearths using dough made with natural spring water. Though many of the restaurant's dishes have remained on the menu since its inception, the culinary crew frequently devises new, often gluten-free, dishes to keep senior-ranking pepperonis from becoming too powerful. Servers pair dishes with their location's own set of local brews, which fit into a collection of up to 100 microbrewed and imported beers on tap and in bottles. Craft brewers are also featured in regular beer events.