What You'll Get
Too many options can lead to confusion, panic, and an eventual blackout where you wake up standing atop a totem pole wondering how you got there. Today's deal narrows down your choices to five of the freshest, seasonally topped pizzas this side of the International Date Line. For $10, you get $20 worth of pizza at Zing! Pizza in Porter Square in Cambridge. There is no limit on the number of Groupons purchased, and you can use up to two per order.
Zing! is a different kind of pizza company, in that it includes an exclamation mark in its name. It also uses organic, homemade pizza sauce, hormone-free chicken, locally grown vegetables, and pizzas that are oblong instead of triangular. Zing! only makes pizzas worthy of being eaten down to the last morsel, producing zero excess food. It applies this strategy to its waste generation, recycling and composting as much as possible to create as little waste as possible, and as many pizza-crust statues of da Vinci as necessary. The cast of pizzas is constantly rotating and generally features five selections at a time. Toppings depend on the season and what's freshly available. Check the site or call to see what's cookin' that day, during the open hours.
The basic cheese pizza has assumed the identity of the John Dough ($14.50), which is a simple combo of tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella on a mouth-melting crust. The current lineup features the much-loved Blue October ($17.50). It comes topped with a roasted butternut squash sauce, fresh baby spinach, mozzarella, caramelized onions, and blue-cheese crumbles. Another current pie is the Tatonka, featuring locally acquired buffalo chicken, fresh celery, homemade blue-cheese dressing, mozzarella, and organic tomato sauce ($19.50). Pizzas can be made half one variety, half another and can be customized to suit specific tastes. You can even substitute ingredients, but only if you can find your desired sub on the current menu. Zing! carries only the ingredients it needs in order to guarantee freshness. Zing! even caters to gluten-free diners, carrying gluten-free pizza crust from the Glutenus Minimus company in Belmont, MA and bleu and feta cheeses.
- This is extraordinary pizza, especially Blue October… which is named for the mild blue cheese on the thin, crisp crust, along with butternut squash puree, mozzarella, caramelized onions, and spinach. The combo sounds silly, almost amateurish, until you take a bite. Squash and blue cheese are brilliant together, everything tastes better with caramelized onions, and the garnish of spinach is in perfect proportions. – Sheryl Julian, Boston Globe
- Oh my gosh, this pizza was incredible. The crust is so thin and tasty, and the toppings were unique and delectable. One pizza comes with a squash sauce instead of tomato, and the pizza with turkey sausage was bursting with flavor. I can't say enough about it. I didn't try the roti, but it looked interesting. – ds3be4h, Yellow Pages
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per order. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.