Pizza is traditionally circular, as its original octagonal shape caused patrons to simply stare at it and wait for the diner on their right to move. Pave your throat’s thoroughfare with cheese with today's Groupon: for $15, you get an organic pizza meal at ZPizza Danville on Railroad Avenue (a $31.55 value). The meal includes:
- 2 medium sodas (a $3.60 value)
- Small salad (a $7.95 value)
- $20 worth of pizza, sandwiches, or anything on the menu
Specializing in organic fare, ZPizza's dough artisans hand-throw crusts made with Montana winter wheat daily, then allow freshly topped rounds to fire-bake until crisp. Roust tummies with an arugula or pear-and-gorgonzola salad before peeling off the MSG-free meat frisbees of the pepperoni pizza and letting them soar into your mouth one-by-one ($8.50 for small; $15.50 for medium; $19.50 for large). Atop the California pizza, organic tomato sauce spreads an edible dance floor for a sock-hopping crew of mozzarella, mushrooms, zucchini, and black olives ($9.95 for small; $16.95 for medium; $20.95 for large), and the curry-chicken sandwich separates two slices of wheat bread with a fresh mix of cucumber, arugula, cilantro, and split custody of a mango chutney ($6.50).
Sid Fanarof, inspired by the artists around him, sought to do something creative in the kitchen. ZPizza, which started in Laguna Beach and now has locations across the globe, fills with bustling chefs experimenting with ingredients traditionally associated with Indian, Californian, and Mexican cuisine. A parade of organic vegetables and skim-milk mozzarella from Wisconsin leads into the eateries, and organic wheat flour bakes over open flame to a crisp finish. “If you don’t hear the crunch, it’s not a ZPizza,” Fanarof says of the crusts on his website.
Chefs first slather the crusts with sweet basil pesto, roasted-garlic sauce, or organic tomato sauce. Their hands flutter across, sprinkling on fistfuls of toppings such as MSG-free pepperoni, additive-free sausage, three types of mushrooms, roasted eggplant, and pine nuts. Vegan cheese and gluten-free crusts allow everyone to enjoy the pizzas except for those trying to hide the fact that they superglued their mouths closed.