The UVa Drunk Food Bracket: Final Round
As the Final Four teams gear up for Phoenix, so do we prepare our leading restaurants for their final face-off in the Drunk Food Tournament. You all have voted for your favorites since week one, and now Christian’s takes on Marco & Luca’s for the grand prize of best drunk munchies at UVa.
By a margin of 10 votes Christian’s surpassed the veteran Littlejohn’s for a win in a matchup of Corner classics. In a major upset, Marco & Luca’s took down Got Dumplings with a lead of 116 votes, shocking drunk food enthusiasts from JPJ to the Flats.
Now, in the week of the championship, your vote counts most. Will it be Christian’s, the (sometimes) quick and easy pizza joint with a mean tortellini slice, or will it be Marco & Luca’s, the crowning jewel of Elliewood eats?
Christian’s boasts victories over both Littlejohn’s and Benny’s in the tournament and has a great location to boot. The slices are hot and come with a variety or special toppings, but a classic cheese pie will only cost you $12 and if you ask nicely —but also assert your dominance— you can cut the line and walk home with a full pizza in half the time of those suckers in line. With pizza eclipsing the realms of college and drunk food, Marco & Luca’s will have to put up a real fight to pull one over on Christian’s.
Marco & Luca’s on the other hand has been a real underdog in this competition. Beating out Got Dumplings, who as we all know has a food truck on Grounds, proves that name recognition isn’t everything in the Big Dance. Being located in direct route home from Coupe’s, Biltmore, Crozet and Kuma surely helps out the dumpling dispensary, sitting in a prime location for a late night fourth meal on the way home. Will Marco & Luca’s surprise us all and claim the trophy for best drunk food at UVa? Only you can decide.
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