Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Quick Bites: Pizza, Not Politics

Posted By on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 12:30 PM

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Need a little voting practice just before Election Day?

It can’t hurt, right? Well, in our opinion it can’t… as long as the practice activity is fun, meaning having nothing to do with the actual election—no politics allowed.

If you agree, and if you happen to be a fan of pizza—like, um, probably most people?—we have the perfect event for you: the Pizza Throwdown 2016, to be hosted by Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria this Sunday, courtesy of Tucson Originals Restaurants, an alliance of independently owned local restaurants, food purveyors and others whose goal is to show off Tucson’s first-class culinary community.

Drop by the restaurant at 3 p.m. and enjoy three hours of handmade pizza from establishments across the city; then vote for your favorite. If you’re 21 or older, you can also enjoy samples of hand-crafted beer.

Of course, you don’t have to be any particular age to choose your fave pie. So this is especially good voting practice for 17-and-younger future president-pickers.

The only drawback? Well, you’ll want to be discriminating in your choice of best pizza—so you just might have to eat a lot of it. (Of course, there won’t really be any real-life consequences if you’re not discriminating… but it’s the principle of the thing! And what good will this practice voting be if you don’t take it seriously?)

So come on down to eat, drink and support local cuisine.  Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, this weekend you can be a member of what many would deem the best party of all: the Pizza Party.

The Pizza Throwdown happens from 3–6 p.m., Sun., Nov. 6, at Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria, 3011 E. Speedway Blvd. Tickets are $20 at the door or $20 bought in advance.


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