Top seeds Annie's and Pizza+ were knocked off last night as the Beijinger's 2014 Pizza Cup marched towards its inevitable conclusion.

In this round you'll pick the champions in each of the four brackets: Pizza Specialists, Mid-Range Restaurants, Bars/Cafés, and Upscale Restaurants. The champions will then go on to meet in the final rounds to determine our overall champion for 2014.

In the Pizza Specialists category, Gung Ho! Pizza toppled the bracket's top seed Pizza+, while third-ranked La Pizza pushed aside Tube Station, setting up a final that La Pizza vs Gung Ho.


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Meanwhile in the Mid-Range category, Alio Olio, capitalizing on our new vote tabulation methodology that factors in the number of locations of each competitor, toppled the top-seeded Annie's, seen by many as a favorite to win the whole shebang. Meanwhile, Eatalia outdistanced Vineyard Cafe, and moves on to take on Alio Olio in final that pits two Italian-owned eateries against one another.

Over in the Bars/Cafés category, 13-seed Bang! Bang! Pizza's Cinderella story came to an abrupt end as the bracket's top seed The Tree bulldozed them. In the bracket's other match, Wudaokou's Sugar Shack narrowly outdistanced hipster fave Mao Mao Chong.

Meanwhile the Upscale bracket once again proved  to be hard to predict as there were upsets in both matches, with the lower of the two seeds moving on to victory. Our Upscale final now pits Kitchen Igosso vs The Rug to see who moves on.

Voting in the Elite 8 is only open until midnight Sunday (Nov 16), so get voting!

Here are detailed results of the Sweet 16 matches:

Mid-Range Restaurants
Alio Olio (4) over Annie's (1)
Eatalia (2) over Vineyard Café (3)

Pizza Specialists
Gung Ho (5) over Pizza+ (1)
La Pizza (3) over Tube Station (7)

Bars/Cafés
Sugar Shack (3) over Mao Mao Chong (2)
The Tree (1) over Bang! Bang! Pizza (13)

Mid-Range Restaurants
Kitchen Igosso (7) over La Dolce Vita (6)
The Rug (8) over Mio, Four Seasons Hotel (4)

Meanwhile, we asked you to rank the 16 venues knocked out in the last round, which will serve as our final seeding for these venues in the 2014 cup and the basis for next year's cup:

17. The Kro's Nest
18. Pizza Express
19. Hutong Pizza
20. Sureño, The Opposite House
21. Tavola
22. Pie Squared
23. The Irish Volunteer
24. Stuff'd
25. Scott's Family Ristorante Italiano
26. Isola
27. Peter Pan
28. 1st Floor
29. Lily's American Diner
30. LMPlus
31. Luga's Little Italy
32. The Local

Rankings 33-75 determined in previous rounds:

33. Papa John's Pizza
34. New York Pizza
35. Xian Bar
36. Domino's
37. The Den
38. Frost
39. Pizza Buona
40. Pizza Hut
41. The Veggie Table
42. Ramo
43. Twilight
44. Mrs. Shanen's
45. Yummy Box
46. Lakers
47. Charlie's
48. Grandma's Kitchen
49. Nanjie
50. Loft Eatalicious
51. Matta
52. Peter's Tex-Mex
53. FA Cafe
54. Time Cafe
55. Fratelli Fresh
56. Agrilandia
57. Flypizza & Hoodadak Chicken
58. Via Roma
59. Elisa's
60. Passby Bar
61. Abella
62. Bene
63. Prego
64. WhaleWell Pizzeria
65. Red House
66. Hercules
66. M+ Café
66. Nasca Cafe
67. Paddy O'Shea's
68. PBD Pizza Bar
69. Pizza Maru
70. Bella Vista
71. Alba
71. Parkside Bar & Grill
71. Windy City
71. The Yard
72. Amigo Pizza
73. Paro
74. Sarpino's Pizzeria
75. Fuel

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