Last spring, signs went up for a new restaurant over at 319 7th St SE in Cedar Rapids. That new restaurant is called Tipsy Tomato, and we're happy to report that it is FINALLY ready to open its doors!

Tipsy Tomato is a new pizza restaurant owned by Epic Catering. That's the same company behind other popular places like Midtown StationKickstandCzech Town Station, SKO Tavern & Tacos, and Tic Toc. In fact, Tipsy Tomato actually located in the same building as Midtown Reserve, an upscale steakhouse also owned by Epic Catering. A representative from Tipsy Tomato told me a little about the new restaurant's menu last April, writing:

"All of our pizzas will be prepared in our ceramic oven and pizzas will be offered as 14’’ size. We’ll also offer appetizers and salads (Caprese salad, bruschetta, antipasto, etc)."

In addition, Tipsy Tomato's Facebook page says that they will also be serving freshly-baked cookies for dessert!

Tipsy Tomato will be holding its official grand opening at 11 a.m. this Thursday, February 9th, which also happens to be National Pizza Day! In honor of the grand opening, the restaurant will be giving away some free stuff to customers. The Facebook event page reads:

"ALL guests who make a purchase Thursday through Saturday of our opening weekend will be entered into a raffle drawing to win a Tipsy Tomato swag basket. Basket includes a $50 gift card, Tipsy hat, Tipsy crewneck, and winner will be able to make a SIGNATURE PIZZA that will be featured for the rest of the month! Don't forget to drop a copy of your receipt with your name, number, and email written on it. That's your ticket to enter!"

In addition to that, the first 50 customers will get a free koozie, and the first ten will get two free tickets to see a Cedar Rapids RoughRiders game. For more information about the new restaurant and its opening, you can check out the official Facebook page HERE.

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