Posted by Devra First March 30, 2010 12:11 PM
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And the final four are ...
Toro vs. Hungry Mother
Orinoco vs. East Coast Grill
In Round 4, Toro took down Hamersley's Bistro by 236 votes, or 57 percent. Hungry Mother pulled it out from under the Franklin Cafe with 21 votes. Orinoco beat Blue Ginger by 193 votes, or 55 percent. And East Coast Grill trumped Eastern Standard by 349 votes, or 60 percent.
Perhaps the biggest surprise is that Orinoco is still in it -- the little engine that could. East Coast Grill was powerful enough to defeat second seed Craigie on Main in Round 3, however. Who do you think will prevail?
To me it's looking like an ultimate faceoff between Toro and East Coast Grill, but as we've repeatedly seen, in Munch Madness anything can happen.
Voting for this penultimate round goes through April 1. Then it's on to the championship. Cast your vote for the Final Four here.
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