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Munch Madness: Picasso's Coffee House vs. 2nd Street Bike Stop Cafe

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)

 vs. 

: A St. Charles landmark, Picasso's is a coffeehouse that aims to be a community gathering place. It offers coffees roasted locally, freshly delivered bakery items from LaBonne Bouchee, fruit smoothies made with fruit, fat free yogurt and real juice. Lunch is available between 11am and 2pm, Monday through Friday. At night, Picasso's serves wine and beer and features live entertainment. For more information on Picasso's, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

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 . 

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First Round Munch Madness (St. Peters)

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: The Eagle's Nest is a pub and grill that is located off Highway 94 in Charleston Square. The lunch and dinner menu includes appetizers, burgers and sandwiches. The pub is a sports bar that offers big-screen TVs, pool tables, darts and a jukebox. For more information on Eagle's Nest, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

Saint Charles Coffee House has been at this location for seven years and offers a wide selection of gourmet coffee and brewed tea. The Coffee House has a warm, comfortable tone with a fireplace and TV. There is a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu available and Saint Charles offers live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. There is also open mic night on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information on St. Charles Coffee House, check them out in our directory or leave them a review by clicking . 

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First Round Munch Madness (O'Fallon)

vs. B. Hall's Family Grill

If you’ve never experimented Indian, Thai, Persian or Bosnian food, this is why you should bravely give new foods a try. Try their Paneer Tikka Masala, Paneer Saag (cheese and spinach in a creamy sauce), tandoori chicken or curry chicken. For more information on Tandoori, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

B. Hall's Family Grill: As 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 K Pub and Grill, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking HERE

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First Round Munch Madness (Wentzville/Lake Saint Louis)

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This all-American restaurant has a touch of Irish. Maggie Malone's has live bands frequently (there is usually a cover charge). Check the website for upcoming entertainment and drink specials. It has a lengthy menu with appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and hot wings. For more information on Maggie Malone's, check them out in our directory or leave a review by clicking . 

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 . 

Vote in the comments section below now!

 

Also vote in:

Don Wells March 19, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Picassos, that's a hard choice
John Smith March 19, 2012 at 03:14 PM
2nd Street Bike Stop St. Charles Coffee Shop B Hall's Maggie Malones
Karen Bouma March 19, 2012 at 06:30 PM
2nd Street Bike Cafe-Jodi & Tony serve fresh healthy food, some of the food served is organic. Everything I've tried there has been delicious & the owners are very nice.
Tim Johnson March 19, 2012 at 06:41 PM
I guess we shouldn't vote for Eagle's Nest since they have been closed for just about 8 months now. A new bar is in the space, Misty Nights.
Jacquelyn Ashley March 19, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Picasso's Coffee House, St. Charles Coffee House, Tandoori King, West Allen Grill

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