Are you ready, Sioux Falls?
For better or for worse, we’re bringing back the Food Falls Restaurant Bracket in time for March Madness.
For those unacquainted, this is an Argus Leader tradition where we, as a city, collectively crown a town champion of the culinary arts. We take 64 of Sioux Falls’ best restaurants, seed them like a real tournament and vote for the winner of each match up.
Best express burrito in Sioux Falls? It’s not Chipotle. And it’s not Giliberto’s.
As the weeks wind down, we’ll get to the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Ate and the Final Fork. Past champions included Queen City Bakery, M.B. Haskett, and Fiero’s Pizza.
This year, before we get to the actual crowning, I’m looking for your help to decide which restaurants should make the cut. Fill out your 10 favorite places to eat in Sioux Falls through the Google form below, and I’ll compile them into a bracket, with our first match up starting on Monday, March 22.
Since we’re reviving the Food Falls tournament for the first time in a few years, we’re going to cut the bracket down to 32 restaurants to start (64 restaurants is a lot). While we will accept chain restaurants in the line up, we highly encourage local restaurants to appear on the bracket.
The votes are in:Here are the 10 most-wanted businesses in Sioux Falls
For your efforts, I’ll be drawing one person from the entries to win a $25 gift certificate to this year’s winning restaurant.
All right, Sioux Falls, let the tournament begin!
Follow along with the tournament and all my bad food puns/hot takes by following @MakenzieHuber on Twitter.