With the University of Arizona back in session last week, Yelp did a little schooling of our own Thursday! 25 Tucson yelpers gathered at Eclectic Pizza with pens, paper and protractors (ok not really) for YELP GETS SCHOOLED! This wasn't yo mama's lecture hall. The intimate space served as a perfect backdrop for owners Renee and Steve to talk about what makes their food so…well…ECLECTIC! After attendance, yelpers feasted on a few tasty apps including avocado salad, homemade spinach & artichoke dip w/crostini and hummus tostadas paired with an organic Chardonnay.
1st semester teach turned up the heat with a thai curry pizza that made students suspect food voodoo. Coconut curry sauce, free range spicy chicken, onions, peppers and squash had Andrew B feeling fresh for veggies that "maintained integrity after being cooked in the oven." Carol S claims "the curry did some kind of magic to bring out the smooth flavor of the wine." Second semester brought a hometown classic. No really, that's the name of this classic tomato basil and garlic pizza which was served alongside a carbon footprint free Cabernet blend. After savoring her slice which was "bursting with flavor" Kamryn C "immediately wished" that she could gobble down another piece.
What's school without finals, right? How about finals that taste like chocolate? That's how we do it at Yelp. There's no better way to wrap up a fine evening of education than with organic coffee served alongside Steve's homemade chocolate cake and whipped cream. Amanda D a self proclaimed "girl with a great BIG sweet tooth" is already having separation anxiety. "I have a feeling I will crave that cake and need more soon."
Luckily Eclectic Pizza is just a car ride away, and tuition is A LOT less expensive than a year at UofA! Huge thanks to our professors and hosts Renee and Steve, our classroom server Angela and to the entire staff! Big shout out to Cody who captured the lesson and posted pics for your review session. Think you need to study some more? Check out the reviews!
Till next class!
Tucson Community Manager