Choosing pizza toppings is a lot like being married: if there is an irreconcilable disagreement, both parties take half. Grab a piece of the pie with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pizza and more at Wig & Pen East on North 1st Avenue.
Wig & Pen East fills empty breadbaskets with bundles of dough and heaps of savory toppings. Diners can nosh on starters such as beer-battered cheese sticks ($5.99) or crispy chicken tenders ($4.99) before moving on to a mouthwatering main course. Diners delve into pizzas nestled on a choice of crusts: Chicago-style stuffed crust ($14.49+), crunchy thin crust ($9.49+), or the Flying Tomato, a flavorful but flightless pan-style version of the thin crust ($14.49+). Specialty pizzas such as the Hot BBQ with garlic chicken, cheddar cheese, roma tomatoes, pineapple, and diced jalapeños are spicy enough to repel all but your one true love ($14.49+), while meat-laden selections including the Carnivore reassert diners’ food chain dominance ($14.49+). The do-it-yourself pizza crowd can create their own dough disks with toppings such as italian sausage, artichoke hearts, sauerkraut, and cheddar cheese ($1.35–$2.50 each). Plentiful pasta platters are also available, allowing circle-wary guests to diversify edible geometry without resorting to swallowing a rhombus.