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Munch Madness: Opening Round Features Breakfast, Pizza Showdowns

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

Today, Patch launches 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 .

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. Charles)

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Frankie Tocco's Pizzeria is much more than a pizza restaurant. Its menu also includes salads, appetizers, sandwiches, pasta, steak, fish, chicken and dessert. Patrons should peruse the wine list as there is something to suit every wine taste. Many of the recipes on the menu used were handed down from previous generations from as long as 100 years ago. For more information on Frankie Tocco's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

This two-floor restaurant and cocktail lounge contains a large dining room, two bars and three banquet rooms. With authentic Italian and American dishes, including pizza, pasta, seafood and steak, Pio's is a great place for a date or group party. For more information on Pio's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

Vote in the comments section below now!

First Round Munch Madness (St. Peters)

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: A popular local barbeque restaurant on Jungermann Road, Stumpy's features delicious pulled pork and beef ribs. Hundreds of classic local sports photographs adorn the walls at Stumpy's, which was established in 2004. For more information on Stumpy's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

A local landmark in St. Peters. Paul's Donuts has been in business for 22 years at this location and the shop offers donuts, ice cream, coffee, milk, juice and soft drinks. For more information on Paul's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

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First Round Munch Madness (O'Fallon)

Cappucino's Coffee Café vs. 

: This local coffee shop has free wi-fi to get people in the door, plenty of tables and a sign encouraging people to seat themselves. It's menu offers breakfast and lunch options while its coffee bar features something for caffeine fiends of all sorts. For more information on Cappucino's, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

Ham n' Egg serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at affordable prices. The menu is large and diverse, ensuring that even the pickiest of eaters can find something he or she likes. A senior and a kids menu are both available. The comfortable environment makes this a great place to bring the family, or to meet with friends for a leisurely meal. For more information on Ham n' Egg, 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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Max & Erma's is an American-style restaurant with numerous locations around the region. The restaurant offers a wide range of gourmet specialties, including hamburgers, steaks, chicken, pasta, salads, sandwiches, sides, appetizers, kids items, platters and soups. For more information on Max & Erma's, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

Sushi Sen serves Japanese cuisine and sushi. The lunch and dinner menu includes appetizers such as yakitori, soft shell crab, ika fry and shrimp kushiyaki. Salads (including fried or fresh tofu salad), sushi and entrees are also available. For more information on Sushi Sen, check them out in our directory by clicking . 

Vote in the comments section below now!


Marc Rousseau March 19, 2012 at 10:14 PM
RT Weiler's best deal on Main St.
Jacquelyn Ashley March 19, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Pio's, Pauls, Cappucinos, Max & Ermas
Marc Rousseau March 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM
$5 16" pizzas tonight!!!!
Mike Tomlinson March 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Good luck on this poll, since there is no where to vote officially. This is crazy complicated or crazy simple, I can't figure it out. Good luck.
Kalen Ponche March 20, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Mike- leave your vote in the comments if you'd like to participate!

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