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Munch Madness!

Posted by Devra First  February 4, 2010 11:20 AM

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bracket.jpgbball1.JPGYou've heard of March Madness. It's competitive, but not always tasty. Now, welcome to Munch Madness: competitive and tasty. We'll pit 64 local restaurants against one another to determine the champion of the local dining scene.

On March 17, we'll post our bracket in the paper and online. Rounds 1 and 2 will take place March 18-21 (we'll skip the play-in game), and you'll be able to cast your vote online. Of course, there will be a forum for you to argue vociferously with others. We're fashioning ourselves after March Madness, after all. Following rounds will correspond with March Madness games.

plate1.JPGThe first steps are determining who gets a ticket to the dance and seeding the restaurants. You can help. Let us know which restaurants you feel absolutely, positively must participate in the tournament. These can be anything from the most expensive restaurant in town to the tiny mom-and-pop on your corner. We want to hear who's deserving and why. Post your suggestions in the comments section here, or let us know on Twitter. I'm @devrafirst. Be sure to tag your suggestions #munchmadness.

Who gets to play? Who will make it to the Final Four? And who will take the crown? In Munch Madness, it's up to you.

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Sheryl Julian, the Globe's Food Editor, writes regularly for the Food section.

Devra First is the Globe's food reporter and restaurant critic. Her reviews appear weekly in the Food section.

Ellen Bhang reviews Cheap Eats restaurants for the Globe and writes about wine.

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