A cheese pizza is a blank canvas, just waiting to be decorated with pepperoni to symbolize life, onions to symbolize sorrow, and pineapple to symbolize fruit. Eat something meaningful with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza at Rivermont Pizza in Lynchburg.
The chefs at Rivermont Pizza cook specialty pies in a wood-fired brick oven and assemble tasty hoagies served beside piled-high pasta salads. Diners divvy up slices of the menu's 16 specialty pies, including the Drew Brees pizza topped with andouille sausage, roasted red peppers, and optional shredded Super Bowl rings ($14). Families sink fangs into the pistachio pesto with roasted chicken and goat cheese ($12) or pile on as many as 21 additional toppings ($1 for veggies; $2 for meats). The Philadelphia-style tofu hoagie with thai chili sauce and jalapeños ($7) spices up the night faster than a Season-All shaker taped to a bottle rocket. Committed to local harvesting, the basement-level eatery plucks nearby ingredients whenever possible, and hosts live local bands and special events on a regular basis. The space also boasts an on-site beer store that peddles more than 200 different brews (not included in the value of today's Groupon) that range from hoppy to sweet to bottled.
The chefs at Rivermont Pizza regularly take a creative bent with their wood-fired pies, such as The Hutcherson, which arranges caramelized onions, cheddar, granny-smith slices, and virginia country ham over a layer of red sauce. Upscale ingredients such as pancetta, cremini mushrooms, and goat cheese regularly top crusts, and hoagies hug fillings of locally made tofu, cherry peppers, or thinly shaved roast beef. Committed to local harvesting, the basement-level eatery plucks nearby ingredients whenever possible, and though its wood-burning oven only holds five pizzas at a time, guests are invited to pass the time listening to live local bands, participating in trivia contests, or playing tiddlywinks with the roasted sweet-potato medallions on the wilted-spinach salad.