Teenagers idolize pizza due to its portable nature and refusal to stay in a box, man. Eat your way to independence with today's Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of New York–style pizza and regional brews at Turnpike Pizza.
The kitchen crew at Turnpike Pizza slathers authentic New York–style crust canvases with fresh toppings to create a dozen specialty pies inviting patrons to wash them down with frothy on-tap brews. After warming up mandibles with a slab of cheese- and-garlic flatbread ($8), choose from 15 or 18 inches of dough diameter modestly bedecked in mozzarella cheese ($14–$18) or reward tonsils for remaining intact with a decadent Hawaiian disk stacked with canadian bacon and pineapple ($15–$20). Chefs brush garlic olive oil over the Mojave pizza ($16.75–$22.25) before decorating it with chicken and a sweet-, hot-, and bell-pepper wreath. A gastronomic garden grows atop the veggie combo ($15.75–$19.75), blossoming with mushrooms, olives, mixed bell peppers, and plaster gnomes. Throughout the feast, customers can wash down comestible debris with a pint of Stella Artois ($4.75) or a glass of chianti ($7).
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.