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Munch Madness: Lil' Mickey's Memphis Barbeque vs. Erio's Ristorante

You've heard of March Madness. This is Munch Madness—Patch's attempt to find the best restaurant in St. Charles County.

This week Patch launched its first-ever St. Charles County Munch Madness tournament! 

Munch Madness runs along the same lines as the much-hyped college basketball tournament, except it uses St. Charles County restaurants instead of college basketball squads. 

That's right, 64 restaurants all vying for top status in the county. All matchups were found by creating a randomized list via random.org.

How do they advance, you ask? It all depends on your vote—on the site, our Facebook page and Twitter feed! To learn more about the tournament .

To view the complete bracket, click on the PDF portion of this article located underneath the main photo.

Here are some basic rules and regulations:

  • Restaurants will advance based on the number of votes they get on each Patch's website and their Facebook and Twitter accounts. The restaurant with the most votes at the end of the matchup will advance.
  • Readers can vote by leaving a comment on the posted article for a given matchup. Twitter followers can vote by tagging a Patch's Twitter handle and adding their vote. And Facebook fans can vote by leaving a comment on the Facebook status that coordinates with the given matchup. 
  • One vote per user, Twitter follower and Facebook fan. If you follow us on all three platforms like you should, that's three votes!
  • Voting periods will be as long as the round in which you are voting.

Here are today's matchups:

First Round Munch Madness (St. Peters)

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: Lil' Mickey's serves up delicious sandwiches, dinners and platters all adorned with authentic Memphis barbeque sauce. Loyal customers are frequently lined up when the restaurant opens to order pork shoulder, beef brisket and smoked turkey complemented with sides of baked beans and potato salad. For more information on Lil' Mickey's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

Owned and operated by Pete and Joan Pulizzi, Erio's has been located at this location since 1991 and offers traditional Italian fare that is cooked to order using only the freshest ingredients. The menu includes pizza, veal, chicken, pasta and handcut steaks. There is also a large selection of appetizers, salads and desserts. For more information on Erio's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

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First Round Munch Madness (St. Charles)

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Set in a building that was built in 1866 and dubbed as the first brick double house, this restaurant has a quaint indoor setting along with a gorgeous tree-covered outdoor patio with a view of the Missouri River. It serves lunch and dinner with a three hour lull in between. The menu offers items such as the half-pound burger, the Mother-In-Law combo of half a sandwich and choice of salad, soup or french fries, chicken cordon bleu, filet mignon and stuffed flounder. An extensive wine list is also available. For more information on Mother-In-Law's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

Padavan's NY is a restaurant and bar located in New Town. Padavan's menu offers burgers, pizza, pasta, chicken, sandwiches, wraps, steak and seafood. The restaurant has daily food and drink specials. Padavan's NY also features a sand volleyball pit, high definition television and a large outdoor patio that is open daily. For more information on Padavan's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

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First Round Munch Madness (O'Fallon)

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 Chevys Fresh Mex serves Mexican-style dishes and takes pride in its frozen Margaritas. It has both indoor and outdoor dining areas, as well as a bar area with big screen TVs. For more information on Chevy's, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

K Pub and Grill is a restaurant offering a variety of salads and sandwiches, as well as grilled entrees. This establishment provides appetizers such as nachos, potato skins, chicken wings, bread sticks and other options. Burgers, wraps, pulled pork sandwiches and cheese steaks are also available. For more information on K Pub and Grill, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

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First Round Munch Madness (Wentzville/Lake Saint Louis)

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BC's Kitchen (a Bill Cardwell restaurant) serves American cuisine in style. It has a private room, bar seating and a large outdoor patio. BC's takes pride in the fact that it utilizes local farmers for only the freshest ingredients. Carryout is also available and reservations may be made online. For more information on El Maguey, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

 Filled with hand-painted murals and Mexican art, El Maguey Mexican Restraunt has been in business in Wentzville for more than seven years. It serves complete meals from appetizers to entrees to margaritas. For more information on BC's, check them out in our directory by clicking . 

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Also vote in:

Craig A Bandy March 16, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Erio's - all the way! Padavan's K Pub & Grill BC's Kitchen
Angela Lawson March 17, 2012 at 04:57 AM
L'il mickeys Padavans K pub El maguey
Tamra March 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Lil Mickeys, Mother in law house, Chevys, El Maguey
Ruth Gosejohan March 17, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Lil Mickeys, Mother in law house, Chevys, BC's Kitchen
Jane March 17, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Lil' Mickey's!!!! We ate at Rendezvous in Memphis & wished we were home, b/c the 'Que is better at Lil' Mickey's!
joy March 17, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Lil Mickey's all the way! ! Yum
IndianRider March 18, 2012 at 03:37 AM
No disrespect to the other restaurants, but Lil Mickeys is the best. If I could get a beer with my ribs, I might never leave...
C Jones March 18, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Padavans Chevy's Erios El Maguey
Don Wells March 19, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Lil Mickeys Mother in Law Chevys BC Kitchens - OMG it's good
John Smith March 19, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Lil Mickeys Mother in Law K Pub El Maguey
Jacquelyn Ashley March 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Erio's, Mother-In-Law, K Pub, El Maguey

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