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Yelp’s March Madness Elite Event @ Magpies Pizza



Tucson Elites don't do dull, which explains why we gathered on a Tuesday night to celebrate a little thing we call March Madness. In true spirit, yeeps sported their favorite team's jersey. Who better to host this shindig than Magpies Gourmet Pizza on Fourth? Boasting three locations, fresh pizza & wings, local and craft beer and a brand new remodel with an outdoor bar, a bocce ball court and plenty of TVs, Roger T sums, "The event was amazing, great food, great drinks, great games and of course great people."

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"The folks at Magpies put out a super generous spread of delicious pizza, awesome wings and plates so overflowing with salad I was afraid to pick one up," yelps Mark S. While Shae S "made a meal of the super-sized delicious salad, with gracious amounts of greens, topped with the freshest veggies imaginable – and wings, which were gluttonous AND gluten-free. They were baked, NOT fried, oh my!" There was something to please every yelpers palate. 

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"Many decisions were to be made throughout my night, starting with what cold beverage to have," exclaims Amanda D. That's right. In addition to picking from three different types of pizzas, three types of wings, bottomless salads and bread sticks, they had their choice of beer and beer cocktails served in full-sized pints.

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Yeeps had to make room for dessert so they were divvied up in teams for a round of "drills," aka Ice Breakers! From coming up with creative team names, to writing useful tips and using hash tags, these yelpers were in it to win it! "I loved the game we played, it was really interactive and got us all socializing," exclaims Amanda K. First place was awarded to Team "Baracooters," who all went home sporting a pair of Yelp Shades. Team "Pill-Poppers" came in second and went home with Yelp Kuzies. And our grand prize winner of the Useful Tips Bonus Round was Sylvia M, who went home with a pair of tickets to CRUSH Food and Wine Festival.

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The entire group was rewarded with a trip to The Parlour, frozen yogurt. Yelpers were treated to their very own cup of froyo with their choice of flavors (including vegan and gluten-free options) and toppings. May P recaps, "Unlike other fro-yo shops, they charge you by the cup, not by the ounce. So it is very reasonable starting with the small cup of $2 and it goes up from there. You can fill it all the way up until the cup won't hold anymore." The peeps at The Parlour "will never ask your weight."

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As always, an enormous thank you goes out to the entire team at Magpies and The Parlour for truly going above and beyond and welcoming our group with open arms.  Some kind words from our fellow yelpers:

"The food was amazing and service outstanding." Sunny I.

""These people are genuinely welcoming and happy & proud to have you in their place. I enjoyed the owner's exuberance and his story of how he became part of the Magpie family." Kathy N


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Get an instant replay of the event on Flickr, courtesy of Ann Bradford Photography. Read the 5-Star reviews here.

 SYOY!

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Bella J

Tucson Community Manager

 

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