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Munch Madness: Sushi and Pizza or Mexican and American Grub?

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. Charles)

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 Little Hills Restaurant & Winery has been a staple on historic Main St. since 1998. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with delicious choices like omelets and waffles in the morning, sandwiches and wraps for lunch and steaks, burgers or seafood for dinner. Many gluten-free options and vegetarian dishes are also available. Little Hills produces its own wines and provides tastings during meals. The location includes a multi-level outdoor patio that makes for quite the romantic setting, and there are fire pits for those who like to enjoy the elements later into the fall. For more information on Little Hills, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

: Located in the heart of the St. Charles' historic district next to a small city park that is beautifully landscaped with flowers and shrubs, Lewis & Clark's allows you to observe guests dining on the second floor covered porch during the summer and fall seasons. The menu covers soups and salads, burgers and sandwiches, Mexican, kids items, entrees, platters and pastas, beer, wine and desserts, and an on-line printable carryout menu. For more information on Lewis & Clark'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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Specializing in New York style pizza using 100% mozzarella cheese, Picasso's Pizza is a break from the thin, St. Louis pies available throughout the area. Owner Sue Eriks and her family offer eat-in and delivery service and sell pizza by the slice. For more information on Picasso's Pizza, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

A variety of Mexican and American favorites are offered, including burritos, tacos, nachos, chicken strips and soup. Specialties include La Mot, pork medallions, Acapulco chicken and fish tacos. All products are prepared in shortening that is free of trans fats. Happy Hour runs daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on Vista Grande, 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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Kitaro Bistro of Japan offers the most unique dining experience in O'Fallon. The Hibachi meals, which the chef prepares at your table, are both delicious and entertaining. Kitaro offers steak and seafood dinners, as well as a full liquor and sushi bar. From 4:30pm to 6pm daily, you can take advantage of the restaurant's early-bird menu, on which all meals are only $12. For more information on Kitaro, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

Since 1981, Stefanina's Pizzeria & Restaurant has been the preferred pizza place for many O'Fallon residents. Family-owned and -operated, Stefanina's proudly serves delicious pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, salads and appetizers made from scratch. Stop by and you will understand why its customers keep returning. For more information on Stefanina's, 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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: Sunny Street Cafe is a great place to meet for breakfast or lunch. They offer many types of breakfast foods such as Spinach sour cream omelets or waffles, as well as coffee from Switzerland. For more information on Sunny Street Cafe, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

: Offering both Japanese and Chinese fare, Bamboo House has a large menu with one side devoted to Japanese food and the other to Chinese. Patrons can also choose between 26 variations of classic sushi rolls and 21 different special sushi rolls. For more information on Bamboo House, check them out in our directory by clicking . 

Vote in the comments section below now!

 

Also vote in:

Craig A Bandy March 16, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Lewis & Clarks Picasso's Stefanina's Sunny St. Cafe
Nancy Phillips March 19, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Little Hills Winery Stefaninas Sunny St Cafe
Melissa Finley March 19, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Lewis and Clark Stefaninas
Don Wells March 19, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Lewis and Clark Sunny St Cafe
Jacquelyn Ashley March 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Little Hills Winery, Picasso's, Stefaninas, Sunny St. Cafe

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