Like a zombie in a video game, pizza dough rises on its own only to be flattened by expert thumbs. Reward nimble digits with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of dine-in or carryout pizza and Italian fare at Vince's Pizza in Niles.
Culinary artisans at Vince's Pizza decorate handmade dough with fresh vegetables and sauce crafted according to decades-old family recipes. Diners launch epicurean journeys with menu starters such as onion rings ($3.25) or potato skins ($5.25) that can double as edible cell-phone covers. Design a 16-inch thin-crust ($13) or a Chicago-style stuffed 14-inch cheese pizza ($16) with a variety of colorful toppings, including bacon, pepperoni, and garlic ($1.75 each), or nosh on a large specialty pizza ($17.75), such as the mexican pizza with ground beef, mozzarella and cheddar, and jalapeños. Sauce-slathered pastas such as the homemade lasagna ($7) can fuel energetic dinnertime chatter or fill all-red palettes for Martian landscape paintings. Entrees such as a full slab of ribs escorted by garlic bread, coleslaw, and fries ($16) sate meat-seeking appetites. Patrons can call ahead to place an order for pickup or to reserve a spot at a limited number of tables set between red and yellow stucco walls.