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Munch Madness: Last Day to Vote in the Sweet 16

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

We're half way through Patch's first-ever St. Charles County Munch Madness tournament and only 16 sweet restaurants remain in the field.

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:

Second Round Munch Madness (St. Charles)

 vs.  

Jodi Devonshire and Tony Caruso opened the 2nd Street Bike Stop Cafe in the summer of 2010. The pair had always been into biking and wanted to create a bicycle-friendly place for the community. The store offers bike tune-ups, new and used bike sales and custom bike builds. Its location off of the Katy Trail makes it convenient for riders. In addition, the owners organize regular group rides throughout the year and try to bring more people into the sport. The Cafe offers sandwiches, wraps, coffee and breakfast items that are served all day. Live music is also offered. For more information on 2nd Street Bike Stop, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking .

The Old Mill Stream Inn is a restaurant located on South Main Street in historic downtown St. Charles. It features an upstairs bar and dining room, a downstairs bar, and a large patio. The upstairs bar and dining room is nonsmoking and serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. The outdoor patio features beautiful landscaping and firepits. The Old Mill Stream Inn is noted for offering over 130 different beers. For more information on Old Mill Stream, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

Vote in the comments section below now!

Second Round Munch Madness (St. Peters)

 vs. 

: Main Street Diner is a family-style diner that serves breakfast and lunch. The menu includes appetizers, burgers, wraps and BBQ. The diner can be rented for private parties and a catering menu is available. For more information on Main Street Diner, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

Kokomo's West Bar & Grill: Kokomo's West Bar & Grill is located on Mid Rivers Mall Drive about halfway between I-70 and Highway 94. Menu choices include burgers and pizza and it offers a full bar and both domestic and imported beer. There is some patio seating available and plenty of room inside for groups. Happy hour runs throughout the week. For more information on Kokomo's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

 Vote in the comments section below now!

Second Round Munch Madness (O'Fallon)

B. Hall's Family Grill vs. 

B. Hall's Family GrillAs winner of O'Fallon Patch's chicken wing challenge, B. Hall's has been serving great food and fun atmosphere for more than a decade. Located at the intersection of Highway K and O'Fallon Road, B. Hall's is a great place to hang out with friends, grab a quick dinner or lunch, or grab a few drinks after work. For more information on B. Hall's, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking HERE

Opened in 1978 in historic downtown O'Fallon, McGurk's Public House has been voted one of the top 1o Irish pubs in America by restaurateur Tom Horan for five years in a row and, in 2007, was named Missouri's best bar by Esquire magazine. In addition to above-average pub fare and Irish pints, the sprawling restaurant offers live Irish music, with many artists hailing from the Emerald Isle, seven nights a week. The pub also has an in-house uilleann piper, Tommy Martin. For more information on McGurk's, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

Vote in the comments section below now!

Second Round Munch Madness (Wentzville/Lake Saint Louis)

 vs. 

West Allen Grill has been in business at this location for 15 years.  It's a quaint neighborhood gathering place, in a historical building in downtown Wentzville. Barbecue ribs and steaks are the specialties of the house. The owner, Dean Laughlin, is a resident and a Wentzville high school graduate. He is loyal to the local charities and believes in helping out the schools in the area. For more information on West Allen Grill, check them out in our directory by clicking .

54th Street has been at this location August 2007 and has been in business since 1989. The general manager lives in the Wentzville area and is really an asset to this restaurant. He keeps it hopping. The bar crowd is separated from the dining area and the decor is eye-catching. Everywhere you look is a piece of art or a collectible, from vintage beer signs to a motorcycle hanging from the entrance. 54th Street has a very large menu. For more information on 54th Street, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking HERE.  

Vote in the comments section below now!


Also vote in the first day of the Sweet 16: 


Brian Feldt (Editor) March 28, 2012 at 03:08 PM
B. Hall's vs. McGurk's; West Allen Grill vs. 54th; Main Street Diner vs. Kokomo's; and 2nd Street Bike Stop vs. Old Mill Stream -- these are all tough matchups!
Sue Kurtz March 28, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Definitely, 2nd Street Bike Stop Cafe is my favorite in Saint Charles!
Mary Beth Oberlin March 28, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Old Mill Stream
Heidi L. March 28, 2012 at 05:31 PM
B. Halls!
Thomas J. Stein March 28, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Padavan's NY vs. 2nd Street Bike Stop (St. Charles), Lil' Mickey's vs. Kokomo's West (St. Peters), Stefanina's vs. McGurk's (O'Fallon) and Sunny Street vs. 54th Street B&G (Wentzville/Lake Saint Louis).
Glenn March 28, 2012 at 09:41 PM
54th Street Grill Main Street Diner
Suzanne Gastineau March 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM
B. Hall's is the BEST! Some of the best food in O'Fallon, and the atmosphere is great - it kind of reminds you of Cheers, because you can always go there and find someone you know!
Jeanne March 28, 2012 at 10:01 PM
BHalls- NO CONTEST!!!!!! :)
Colleen Woerheide March 28, 2012 at 10:07 PM
B. Halls Hands Down!! Great food, fun atmosphere and friendly service. Agree with Suzanne it is like a Cheers! Great little neighborhood place to take family and meet up with your friends to watch the games and have some fun!!
Lys March 29, 2012 at 12:55 AM
B. Halls!!!
Bobbie O'Brien March 29, 2012 at 01:13 AM
B.Halls
heather March 29, 2012 at 01:21 AM
B.Hall's FTW!
Flappysr March 29, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Bhalls
Peter Forsberg March 29, 2012 at 02:00 AM
B.Halls
Kurt Frisz March 29, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Hands down, B. Halls.
Brittany Bauer March 29, 2012 at 02:41 AM
B.hall's
Michele Baumgartner March 29, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Bhalls
Barbara Schormann March 29, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Wow, it's a hard decision between 54th Street and West Allen Grill. Really love them both, but have to vote for our home town diner - West Allen is my pick.
Sally Roady March 29, 2012 at 04:23 AM
B Halls - such a nice, friendly neighborhood bar, plus great food!!
Dino March 29, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Padavan's all the way
Bobbie O'Brien March 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM
B.Hall's babeeeeee!!!!!!!!!
Kay April 01, 2012 at 01:36 PM
B Hall's

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