Munch Madness: Vette's, Trailhead, Madison's and Chuy's

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)


Talayna's World Class Pizza is known for its casual and friendly atmosphere, as well as its signature pizzas. Talayna's offers full lunch and dinner menus; takeout is also available. The restaurant is open late seven days a week. For more information on Talayna's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

The Trailhead Brewing Company is located in a unique building at the south end of the historic district. There is a large water wheel located on the side of the building where the creek winds its way to the river. Trailhead is a microbrewer and, depending on the season, will likely have a special brew to help beer lovers celebrate the occasion. During happy hour, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (except during holidays and festivals), all appetizers and pizzas are half price. The menu includes fish and chips, baby back ribs, salads and sandwiches. For more information on Trailhead, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

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First Round Munch Madness (St. Peters)


Vettes Bar and Grill provides a clean family atmosphere. The lunch and dinner menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, lasagna, steak, chicken and seafood. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily and karaoke starts at 9 p.m., Thursday to Saturday. For more information on Vette's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

: Hatfield's & McCoy's is a popular Southern-style restaurant where you will find catfish, chicken strips, shrimp, barbecued beef and pork and fried pickles and zucchini, as well as traditional sides such as cole slaw and beans. A kids menu and senior meals are also available. Live entertainment is offered on Monday evenings from 6:15 to 8:15 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)


Conveniently located on the corner of Highways K and N, Madison's boasts the longest happy hour in town—from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Its cozy atmosphere and reasonable prices makes it a great dining place for families as well as groups. Madison's also offers catering and a banquet room which seats up to 40 people. Brunch is offered on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on Madison's, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

The menu at Vince's Asian Bistro offers a wide selection of Oriental favorites ranging from traditional to modern recipes. Lunch combo meals are served Monday through Saturday from 11:30 to 2:30. The bar serves imported beers and Polynesian drinks. For more information on Vince'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)


Looking for some quality Mexican food? Look no further than Chuy's! Located conveniently near Interstate 70, Chuy's has great chips and salsa and frequent drink specials. If you like spicy, Chusy's is the place to be! For more information on Chuy's, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

Pete’s is a lovely 1950’s-style drive-in restaurant where people can order from the car and the food will be brought out on a window tray. The menu is also typical of the '50s, complete with hamburgers and hot dogs. Pete’s is famous for its made-to-order fried chicken, though be prepared for a little wait. For more information on Pete's, check them out in our directory by clicking . 

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Also vote in:

Heidi L. March 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Trailhead Brewing Company.
Mary Beth Oberlin March 15, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Trailhead & Vette's
Jane March 15, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Jamie March 15, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Trailhead Hatfield's & McCoy's Madison's Chuy's
John Gieseke March 15, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Padavans NY
Peggy Whittaker March 15, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Padavans NY
Bryan Priest March 15, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Padavans NY
JRENEK March 15, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Paul Mertz March 15, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Padavans NY
Matt March 16, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Trailhead Vettes Madisons Chuys
Terri Millard March 16, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Padavans NY
Peg Spykerman March 16, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Padavans NY
Mike Allen March 16, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Craig A Bandy March 16, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Trailhead Vetts Madison's Chuy's
Angela Lawson March 18, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Trailhead Vettes Vince's Chuys
Nancy Phillips March 19, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Don Wells March 19, 2012 at 03:40 AM
John Smith March 19, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Trailhead Vette's Madison's Chuys
Barbara Schormann March 29, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Trailhead, Madison's, and Chuy's.


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