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 $15, you get $35 worth of Neapolitan pizza at Queen Margherita on West McGraw Street.
Queen Margherita specializes in promptly prepared brick-oven pizzas made with fresh, quality ingredients and served in an eclectic, rustic atmosphere. The menu showcases a saucy selection of authentic pies, such as the titular Queen Margherita, layered with buffalo mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil ($15). Spice-hounds hunger for the spagnola, a tongue-tickling dough disk loaded with Zoe's all-natural chorizo, padrón spicy peppers, mozzarella, and sauce ($14), and tuber devotees dive into patata pizza, a unique amalgamation of yukon gold potatoes, fresh rosemary, and pecorino cheese ($12). This traditional pizza palace boasts that it takes two minutes to bake a bubbly beauty in its uber-heated ovens, which allows diners just enough time to find a table and or to work out 25% of their abdominal muscles.
The restaurant's décor is rustic and inviting with a colorful collection of repurposed, recycled, and reclaimed items strewn throughout the dining room. Admire the massive, sepia-colored textile mounted on the wall, or peep into the open kitchen and keep careful watch over stomachs' future lodgers. Nibble on a creamy homemade gelato ($5) while admiring the marble cherub in the next room who lost his clothes playing strip poker with a stone gargoyle.