Patch Pick'em: Dewey's Pizza vs. The Village Bar; Cyrano's vs. The Gumbo Shop

Other matchups include Racanelli's vs. Spencer's Grill; Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream vs. Dr. Jazz; and The Gumbo Shop vs. Cyrano's Cafe & Wine Bar. Vote for your favorite today and come back tomorrow for more matchups.

This week Kirkwood Patch and Webster Groves Patch launched its first-ever Patch Pick'em tournament to find the best local restaurant in the area!

Patch Pick'em runs along the same lines as the much-hyped college basketball tournament, except it uses local restaurants instead of college basketball squads. 

All matchups were found by creating a randomized list via random.org.

How do restaurants advance? It all depends on your vote—on Kirkwood and Webster Groves Patch sites, their Facebook pages (both Kirkwood and Webster Groves) and their Twitter feed (Kirkwood and Webster Groves)!

Click here to learn more about the tournament.

To view the complete bracket, click on the PDF portion of this article located underneath the main photo.

Otherwise, here's the first of the first round mathcups! Make sure you vote for all four by simply making a comment on this article.

Happy voting!

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Dewey's Pizza vs. The Village Bar

Dewey's Pizza: Dewey's claims that its pizza has the best crust, tomato paste and cheese. In addition, like the Colonel, Dewey's has secret herbs and ingredients. The only way to find out if Dewey's has the best pizza is to go out and try it.

The Village Bar: The Village Bar was opened in 1948. The bar is made of rich oak and it is dark in color which is customary for bars from that time period. The food is good and the beer is cold. The servers are proud of the rich history of the bar. They point out the old pictures hanging on the walls and tell stories of good times and old customers from times past. 

Vote in the comments section below now!

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Racanelli's vs. Spencer's Grill

Racanelli's: Delicious pizza, huge single slices or a whole pizza pie that will satisfy a family's appetite. Cold drinks, delicious salads and great appetizers. That is Racanelli's. Before a party, after a party or just for a night out, this is a great place to go.

Spencer's GrillSpencer's Grill is one of Kirkwood's most famous landmarks. Eating at this restaurant is stepping back into time like it is 1945 all over again. Spencer's is open for breakfast and lunch.

Vote in the comments section below now!

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FIRST ROUND Patch PICK'EM MATCHUPS—Webster Groves Division

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream vs. Robust

Serendipity Homemade Ice CreamBeckie Jacobs opened Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream to provide variety for customers. Available ice cream flavors change regularly to keep taste buds excited. Serendipity's offerings can be found at more than 100 area restaurants. Catering is also available.

Robust: Robust is a unique, casual but upscale wine bar serving lunch and dinner. Robust has beautifully landscaped exterior grounds and patio seating and a contemporary, elegantly designed interior. Owner Stanley Broen and his friendly staff will make you feel like royalty and family at the same time. 

Vote in the comments section below now!

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The Gumbo Shop vs. Cyrano's Cafe & Wine Bar

The Gumbo ShopNew Orleans has come to Rock Hill. The Gumbo Shop is the most authentic Gulf Shores sea food shop in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. It looks and feels like you have walked the Mississippi Delta and you have just stumbled onto the shrimp and soft shell crab shop. The aroma of the store is intoxicating and the food is Creole. This would be a great treat for the family.

Cyrano's Cafe & Wine BarFor more than 40 years, Cyrano's Cafe & Wine Bar has been a European-style coffeehouse, cafe, dessert spot, and now, wine bar. Previously located in Clayton, Cyrano's has been in the DeSoto building in Historic Old Webster since 2003. Specializing in small plates for lunch and dinner, Cyrano's mixes antiques throughout its hot pink–walled rooms.

Vote in the comments section below now!

So let the comments begin—and tell your friends. And don't forget to vote on Facebook and Twitter! 

Jan March 19, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Village Bar Spencer's Grill Cyrano's
mike reilly March 19, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Dewey's Spencer's Gumbo Shop Serendipity Now I'm hungry.
awoaca March 19, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Dewey's Spencer's Gumbo Shop Robust
Jennifer Finney March 20, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Dewey's Spencer's Serendipity Cyrano's
Travis Snelling March 20, 2013 at 05:19 AM
Village Bar Spencer's Robust Gumbo Shop
Carrie Lingo March 20, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Dewey's Spencer's Serendipity Gumbo Shop
Caroline Kraatz March 21, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Village bar Spencer's Serendipity Gumbo shop
Michelle March 22, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Dewey's Spencer's Robust Cyranos
Jim March 25, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Dewey's Spencer's Robust Cyranos


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