Friday, April 06, 2012

2012 Downtown Madness Champion Crowned

After four intense rounds of voting that saw a record-setting 6,000 votes cast for 16 sweet Elgin eateries, the public has spoken and the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin is proud to announce that the winner of Downtown Madness 2012 is Danny's Pizza (302-D S. McLean Boulevard) Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza.

A trophy presentation was held Thursday, April 4 at Elgin Public House, the downtown Elgin representative in the Downtown vs. Crosstown final round, with representatives from both establishments present. With over 1,800 votes cast in the Championship Round of voting in the DNA's award-winning, month-long, social media-driven restaurant promotion, Danny's Pizza narrowly defeated Elgin Public House by 96 votes.

The DNA would like to offer sincere thanks to our 16 Downtown Madness 2012 participants and recognize their signature dishes:

Al's Cafe (43 DuPage Court) Roasted Salmon Mediterranean
Big Apple Bagels (561 N. McLean Blvd) Big Apple Club
Buckingham's Steakhouse (250 S. Grove Avenue inside Grand Victoria Casino) Grand Tomahawk
Colonial Cafe (600 S. McLean Blvd) Ultimate Grilled Mac and Cheese Melt
Danny's Pizza (302 S. McLean Blvd) Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza
Elgin Public House (219 E. Chicago Street) Turkey Avocado BLT
Herb's Bakery (1020 Larkin Avenue) German Pretzel Roll
In the Neighborhood Deli (185 Edison Street) Garlic Dijon Chicken Sandwich
Nick's Pizza (990 S. Randall Road) Nick's Special
Paul's Family Restaurant (1300 Lawrence Avenue) Apple Bacon Cheddar Sandwich
Prairie Rock Grill (127 S. Grove Avenue) Prairie Rock Cuban
Prime BurgerHouse (250 S. Grove Avenue) Drunken Bull Burger
Ravenheart Coffee (176 E. Chicago Street) Macadamia Nut White Mocha
The Walnut Speakeasy (214 Walnut Avenue) Ribs
Toom Toom Thai Restaurant (23 S. Grove Avenue) Nam Tok
Villa Verone (13 Douglas Avenue) Gamberi e Cappesante Scampi

The DNA also thanks the Daily Herald and WRMN-AM 1410 for your generosity as Downtown Madness Media Sponsors.

Click here to view the Downtown Madness "One Shining Moment" Trophy Presentation YouTube video >>>

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