After three weeks and thousands of votes, we have paired down 32 of Lincoln’s most popular signature food items down to a final two. After the Final Fork, two of the capital city’s most beloved eating establishments will duel for the hearts of Lincolnites in the inaugural Munch Madness.
Runza has run roughshod through the tournament, crushing Lazlo’s Pub Club, the Fred & Ruby’s Cheeseburger, the DaVinci’s Cheesesteak and eliminating the Watering Hole’s famous Buffalo Chicken Wings by double-digit margins.
Valentino’s Special Pizza faced tough competition in the Entree Regional, going through The Pantry’s Hot Beef Sandwich, Misty’s beloved Prime Rib, Lee’s legendary Fried Chicken and surviving the tournament’s Cinderella, the BBQ4U Pulled Pork Sandwich to earn a spot in the title game.
Now, the decision is yours. Which of these icons of Lincoln’s restaurant community will earn the coveted title of Munch Madness champion? Will it be the one-of-a-kind ovenstuffed sandwich that turned a little shack near Pioneers Park into a regional fast-food giant?
Or is it the pizza originated at 33rd and Holdrege that is proclaimed as Nebraska’s most famous pie?
Ring the bell! The CHOMPionship is on! The vote will be finalized on Jack & John in the Morning this Monday at 8:45. The winner will be allowed a ticker-tape parade through our studios……if they so choose.