Aside from democracy, scholars agree that pizza was the most important innovation of the Roman Empire, as evidenced by a hierarchal class structure that ranked freedmen above slaves, but slightly below pepperoni. Support the disk-shaped revolution with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, drinks, and more at Pier 49 Pizza. Today's deal is only valid at Pier 49's Meridian location.
The master pizza slingers at Pier 49 craft each of their circular San Francisco–style comestibles using a secret, scratch-made sourdough crust, before slathering them with sauce, sprinkling then with uniquely delicious toppings, and baking them to a perky, blissful brown. The menu showcases specialty pizzas in four sizes ranging from personal for mealtime parties of one ($5.99–$6.99) to jumbo for the inevitable sumo smorgasbord ($19.99–$21.99). Taste test the un-waters of the Fisherman's Wharf, which furnishes a briny bounty of baby bay shrimp, surimi crab, melted mozzarella, and alfredo, with a choice of cooked, fresh, or sundried tomatoes. Or, saunter saucily down a slice of the Lombard Street, which pairs hickory-flavored barbecue chicken, six varieties of imported gourmet cheese, and red bermuda onions for a yucca-less taste of the southwest. A build-your-own option is also readily available with toppings as diverse as cashews, artichoke hearts, and hamburger, and nine sauces including alfredo, taco, and pesto. Feasters who take a literal approach to square meals can opt to savor sandwiches such as the Alcatraz, a happy stack of ham, pepperoni, sausage, and veggies on a homemade bun ($6.99), or brush up on their culinary creativity by creating their own pasta ($8.99+).