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Munch Madness: Which Local Restaurant Will You Send to the Elite 8?

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)

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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 . 

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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Second Round Munch Madness (St. Peters)

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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 . 

: 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 . 

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Second Round Munch Madness (O'Fallon)

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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 . 

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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Second 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 .  

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 . 

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Paul Konnik March 28, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Padavan's.......they have the best everything!!!
Nick Anania March 28, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Stefanina's....long time favorite and the best pizza.
India March 28, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Padavan's NY
Paul Dinkins March 28, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Padavan's NY. Love it.
Emma Tracy March 28, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Padavan's for sure!!!
Timothy Walker March 28, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Padavan's NY!!
Molly Schad March 28, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Go all the way Padavan's!
mark padavan March 28, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Padavans all the way
Dino March 28, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Best family restaurant and bar in St. Charles. Not very big but the food is excellent and great service. A little bit of New York right here in New Town.
Jordan Lanham March 28, 2012 at 04:15 PM
From Twitter: @justme_34 said "@OFallonPatch stefaninas of course!! :)"
JRENEK March 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Padavan's NY!
dp March 28, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Padavan's fo sho.
Dustin K March 28, 2012 at 05:09 PM
PADAVAN'S!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael Reedy March 28, 2012 at 05:14 PM
PADAVAN'S! WAT UP GREG?
Sherry Mertz March 28, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Padavans all the way!
Melissa Finley March 28, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Stephianas, and Pauls donuts
Tim Kaiser March 28, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Padavan's NY
Jhohlt March 28, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Padavan's NY!
Robin Wright March 28, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Padavan's ;-)
Tammy Scott March 28, 2012 at 07:57 PM
My family and I LOVE Padavan's NY.
V Jones March 28, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Padavan's!
heather March 29, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Stef's!!
Emily Corbett Hines March 29, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Padavans!!!!!
megan March 29, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Stef's of course
aaron March 29, 2012 at 03:45 AM
stephaninas is the bomb
Rita Hiscocks March 29, 2012 at 07:55 AM
Padavan's!!!
Dino March 29, 2012 at 02:42 PM
I am going to Padavan's tonight....
Steve Minogue March 30, 2012 at 02:10 AM
K Pub is a fantastic place to go and the music is great also Steve
Fea Hoskinson March 30, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Little Hills, Pauls, Stephaninas, Sunny Street!
Jeff Humphreys March 31, 2012 at 12:15 AM
K Pub is a great place to eat and relax!

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