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Eight Restaurants Vie for Pizza Prominence in Iowa Tourism Office Promotion

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Jessica O’Riley
Iowa Tourism Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
515.348.6256 or
Eight restaurants vie for pizza prominence in Iowa Tourism Office promotion
March 14, 2016 (Des Moines, Iowa) — Starting today, fans of Travel Iowa on Facebook can cast their vote to determine the best pizza in the state.
Eight restaurants face off in four head-to-head battles with a champion crowned on Friday, March 25.
·         Round One: Noon on Monday, March 14, through Noon on Friday, March 18.
·         Round Two: Noon on Saturday, March 19, through Noon on Tuesday, March 22.
·         Championship Round: Noon on Wednesday, March 23, through Noon on Friday, March 25
Although there will only be one ultimate champion, everyone wins. The winning restaurant will provide a $3 off coupon for download.
The competing pizza restaurants:
·         Zipp’s Pizzaria, Adair
·         Great Plains Sauce and Dough Company, Ames
·         Santa Maria Winery, Carroll
·         Mabe’s Pizza, Decorah
·         Fong’s Pizza, Des Moines
·         A & A Pagliai’s Pizza, Iowa City
·         P’s Pizza House, Le Mars
·         Zeno’s Pizza, Marshalltown
“We know travelers love to eat where the locals do,” said Shawna Lode, manager of the Iowa Tourism Office. “These eight local favorites are all great, but we’re looking to find the best of the best.”
Tourism in Iowa generates more than $8.06 billion in expenditures, employs 66,500 people statewide and generates $374 million in state taxes. The Iowa Tourism Office is part of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. For more information, visit, call 800.345.IOWA, or stop at any Iowa Welcome Center. Travelers can find additional Iowa travel inspiration on the Iowa Tourism Office blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, Pinterest boards, Instagram or YouTube channel.

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