Downtown Madness Round Four Results

ScoreCentral_LogoFour rounds (including one extra OVERTIME round) in the books, nearly 8,000 votes cast, 30 “teams” sent packing and after all the dust has cleared only two Downtown Madness eateries remain standing in the battle for Elgin epicurean supremacy.

Round 4 voting e-mails have been validated, the votes have been tabulated and we can now reveal which two of our “FINE FOUR” will move on to represent Downtown and “Crosstown” Elgin in the Downtown Madness Championship Round of voting this coming weekend.


Danny’s Pizza on Douglas Sausage Pizza defeats Ravenheart Coffee Cake Batter Cocoa by 249


Paul’s Family Restaurant Paninis defeats Wienerville III Bacon Burrito Dog by 75

Beginning Friday, April 5 at 5pm, our Downtown (and 2012 Downtown Madness champion) Danny’s Pizza on Douglas, 231 Douglas Avenue, and their Sausage Pizza squares off against Crosstown champions Paul’s Family Restaurant, 1300 Lawrence Avenue, and their Paninis. Stay tuned later this week for voting details!

Congratulations to our “FINE FOUR” for a great showing in this round and throughout the tournament! One week from today we crown our 2013 Downtown Madness Champion. Will it be Danny’s Pizza on Douglas with a repeat or will Paul’s Family Restaurant get their “One Shining Moment” and make it two in a row for “Crosstown” Elgin? You choose the champ at

Also, starting tonight be sure to Join the Madness all this week on DNA’s Facebook page as we pit some of our most recent “runners-up” in a fun Facebook Photo “Like” Best-of-the-Rest contest. Like your favorites in each day’s match-up(s) to determine Elgin’s Best-of-the-Rest. The Madness never stops in Elgin!

Eat16_Front_adDon’t forget now thru April 8, voters can pick up Elgin Eat 16 punch cards at any of the 32 participating Downtown Madness eateries and obtain punches for trying the various “signature dishes”. 8 punches nets you a Downtown Madness mini basketball. 16 punches = a trip to the foul line for your shot at big prizes at the Downtown Madness Trophy Presentation and #TasteNTweet on April 8 at Danny’s Pizza on Douglas (our 2012 Downtown Madness defending champions), 231 Douglas Avenue in downtown Elgin.

DNA’s #TasteNTweet events (or #TNT as they’ve affectionately become known as) combines the best elements of the social mixer blended with just the right amount of social media engagement into a dynamite evening of tasting, tweeting and talking. Whether you’re a social media newbie or a Tweeting, Yelping and Facebooking fool, if you enjoy socializing with great company over great food join us for #TNT in downtown Elgin on April 8 at 4:30pm followed immediately by the presentation of the Championship Trophy to our 2013 Downtown Madness champion at 6pm.

This will be our last Score Central Update of Round 4. At Noon today, votes will be tabulated and voting e-mail addresses verified. The finalists in both the Downtown and Crosstown side of the brackets will then be announced later today.

Join the Madness!