Unlike cinematic love scenes, pizza can be enjoyed in the company of parents without embarrassment. Dodge future moments of uneasiness with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $22 worth of pizza and drinks at Turnpike Pizza in Greenlake. Turnpike Pizza piles original assortments of toppings on thin-body New York–style tossed pies. Assuage testy tummies with the Green Lake pizza, laden with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and pesto ($16.25 for 15", 21.25 for 18"), and test out your inner slip-n-slide with a small selection of aromatic microbrews, such as the Alaskan Amber ($4.25 pint) or Widmer Hefeweizen ($4.25 pint). Round out the meal with one of Turnpike's bowls of heedfully mixed salad greens ($6). Get draft beer at half price during happy hour, which runs from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. every day of the week.
Turnpike Pizza specializes in New York–style pizza Philly Cheesesteaks and northwestern brews. The restaurant takes on an air similar to a cafe, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a handwritten menu board. The staff even reserves a corner booth for a family of whirring bean grinders. Chefs use wooden peels to remove thin-crust pies from the oven, instead of using it to swim through the stream of marinara sauce that flows through the kitchen. They can craft pizzas to fit dietary restrictions by sprinkling on fistfuls of vegan cheese or baking the best tasting gluten-free crusts. Gelatiamo gelato and sorbets cool tongues after hot meals, and pitchers of craft beers and glasses of Italian wine can cool them during meals.
6900 E Green Lake Way N
Seattle, Washington 98115Get Directions