Downtown Madness Score Central Update: March 17, 12pm

ScoreCentral_LogoHappy St. Patrick’s Day, Madness fans! For some of our Downown Madness participants, the Pot ‘o Gold at the end of the Opening Round rainbow is nearly in sight while other teams are going to need some serious Celtic Thunder to climb their way back into contention.

So grab some corned beef and cabbage, paint your faces green and let’s take a look at the voting totals thru Sunday, March 17 at 12pm:


Danny’s Pizza on Douglas Sausage Pizza leads Prairie Rock Bar & Grill Smoked Beef Brisket by 173

Domani Cafe Cuban Sandwich leads Chooch’s Pizzeria Bruschetta by 136

In the Neighborhood Fresh 50 Shaves of Ham leads Mr. Tequila’s Fajitas by 54

Al’s Cafe Burns Malt leads Martini Room Life is Good Martini by 281

Walnut Speakeasy Shillelagh Burger leads Toom Toom Thai Restaurant Chicken Pad Prik Khing by 2

Elgin Public House Jambalaya Pasta leads Charles Fast Foods Tacos by 322

Ravenheart Coffee Cake Batter Cocoa and Villa Verone Tiramisu ARE TIED!

On the Side Restaurant Beef Brisket Sandwich leads Bangkok House & Shanghai Restaurant Pa-Naeng Curry by 15


Paul’s Family Restaurant Paninis leads Chorizo Grill Taco Dinner by 196

In the Neighborhood Deli Lowrie Sandwich leads Mel’s Pizza Western Pizza by 234

Mr. C’s Hot Dogs Mr. C’s Burger leads McGruder’s Irish Pub Guacamole by 186

Herb’s Bakery Crunch Cake Donut leads Sherman Health Cafe Crazy Chicken Club Sandwich by 24

JB’s Grill & Bar Peitro Pizza leads Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery BBQ Bacon Burger by 60

Pita Puff Falafel leads Delicia Tropical Cafe Pechuga Rellena de Camarones by 164

Nick’s Pizza & Pub Nick’s Special leads Jester’s Fast Foods Gyros by 84

Colonial Cafe Pot Roast French Dip leads Wienerville III Bacon Burrito Dog by 19

We’ve got FIVE first round match-ups currently being decided by less than 25 votes! In a little under 24 hours we’ll pare our initial field of 32 to just 16 sweet Downtown Madness dishes. Is your team in the “green” or are they green with envy? Don’t rely on the Luck ‘o the Irish. Make your own luck. Get out there and rock the vote for your Elgin teams NOW! But hurry – time is running out!

Round 1 voting concludes this Monday, March 18 at 12pm. Vote for all your favorite Downtown and Crosstown eateries now at and Join the Madness in Elgin!

And don’t forget to pick up your Elgin Eat 16 punch card at any participating Downtown Madness eatery for your change to Eat, Punch and SCORE a Downtown Madness mini basketball or a chance to shoot for big prizes at our Downtown Madness trophy presentation in April!

Our next Opening Round Downtown Madness Score Central Update will be Sunday, March 17 at 10pm.

Enjoy the Madness and enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day responsibly. Slainte!