Before pizza-mania hit America, cheese, sauce, dough, and Ringo paid their dues in Hamburg pubs, dreaming of screaming fans and top billing on the menu. Capture the delicious hysteria with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of coal-fired pizza, drinks, and more at Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Company in Wauconda.
Slyce’s menu shines a smoky spotlight on handcrafted pies adorned in locally grown vegetables with crusts forged from a blend of high-protein flours. At Slyce, every pizza is a precious bundle of joy birthed to bubbly transcendence under an 800-degree pure coal fire, unlike standard pies that are topped with indifference and cooked to adequacy on soulless conveyor belts. With 15 12-inch specialty pizzas for your mouth to pounce on, alight on the ruddy four-cheese zenith of mozzarella, goat cheese, ricotta, and romano ($15.49), or the white pizza topped with cracked fennel sausage, caramelized onions, cream, and garlic ($14.74). The build-your-own option offers primo ingredients such as prosciutto meatballs, locally grown artichokes, oyster mushrooms, capers, and hormone-free cheeses. Sandwich enthusiasts can indulge on coal-fired roast beef stuffed with house-roasted sirloin, white sharp cheddar, tomatoes, red onions, and horseradish aioli, served warm on focaccia bread ($11.99). Slyce’s sleek, chic décor is fanciful for first dates and friendly for family dining, with an open-view kitchen for all to whet their appetites. The eatery is conveniently located on Wauconda’s Main Street, perfect for post-shopping chomping or bloated romantic wobbles.
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- If you were only going to get one pizza at Slyce, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you missed out on the tomato sauce. And frankly, the sauce is so good that I'd recommend all pizzas be red. But for readers allergic to tomatoes or with severe cases of acid reflux, I can assure you that the white pies are made with as much care and served on every bit as good of a crust as the ones. – Serious Eats
- Unique flavors and fresh ingredients make this a recipe for a fabulous meal. – Brenda L., Yelp