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Munch Madness: Old Mill Stream vs. Paul's Donuts

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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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 . 

Paul's Donuts is located on New Town Boulevard, just east of New Town. Opened in 2009, this location is a satellite branch of Paul's Donuts and Blue Sky Creamery that is located on Jungermann Road. Most of the commercial baking for the company is performed at this location. In addition, donuts and coffee are available for take out. Stop by early. As its sign says, "When the donuts go away, we're done for the day." For more information on Paul'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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: Parrot's is a sports bar and grill that offers a wide variety of daily specials. Lunch specials run from 11am to 3pm and happy hour boasts bottles of beer for $2.25 and $2.50 well drinks. Parrot's offers nighttime DJs, bands on Fridays and other special events. For more information on Parrot's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

Thai Kitchen smells delicious from the second you walk in the door to the second you leave. It serves authentic Thai food, including a variety of sea food, frog legs, soups, salads, curry and other entrees. The lunch specials are available 11am to 3pm, Monday through Friday, and with a $10 minimum order, the restaurant will deliver within a three-mile radius. For more information on Thai Kitchen, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

Vote in the comments section below now!

First Round Munch Madness (O'Fallon)

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This restaurant's long, rich history dates back to 1926. Since then it has had many owners and many names. Holding true to its heritage, Ethyl's offers a variety of smoked meats, hamburgers and sandwiches. There are also plenty of appetizers, sides and desserts. From time to time, the restaurant has live entertainment on weekends. For more information on Ethyl's, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

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 . 

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First Round Munch Madness (Wentzville/Lake Saint Louis)

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Rizzo's Bar & Grill has a Tuscany look to it, and everything served here is made fresh and from scratch. Rizzo's gives to different organizations locally, and to PanCan.org. For more information on Rizzo's, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

Caddyshack Bar & Grill is located in a brick strip center just a few minutes from highways 64, 40, 70 and 61. The restaurant features a large array of gaming equipment, including video games, darts, shuffleboard, basketball and Boxer. There is also a modern day jukebox for your listening pleasure. The menu offers a variety of burgers, sandwiches, wraps and appetizers. For more information on Caddyshack's, check them out in our directory by clicking . 

Vote in the comments section below now!

 

Also vote in:

Rich March 19, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Here's a vote for the Old Mill Stream! Love that place.
Mary Beth Oberlin March 19, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Old Mill Stream and Thai Kitchen.
Jane March 19, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Old Millstream Thai Kitchen McGurk's
Jamie March 20, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Paul's Donuts (b/c I really want a donut right now) Thai Kitchen Caddyshack Ethyl's

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