Listen, y'all. It's been a tough year for all of us. We were devastated to cancel Munch Madness last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why this year's contest is so special to us.

As we've made our way through this bracket challenge, we've seen a lot of crazy head-to-head matchups and our excitement, anger, anxiety, jubilation and every emotion in between has seriously made us feel so...normal. Like, we're getting really stoked about deciding who's got the best food in Tuscaloosa. It's a great feeling to be able to set aside the impending doom for five seconds just to furiously fill out a Google Form every day.

It gives us hope that we'll all be back in these restaurants very, very soon.

So, as we prepare to announce the Enticing Eight, we just want to say a big "THANK YOU" to our readers who have made life feel so normal for us lately. We can't wait to get back into these amazing restaurants and break bread with you all soon.

So, who made the best of the best? Let's check out our contenders that have made it this far!

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Back-to-back reigning champions, Pastor's Kitchen, sadly met their match in The Avenue Pub. With the incumbent champion out of the running, there's no telling who has the chance to be the 2021 Munch Madness victor. It's truly anyone's game!

We reached our highest vote count so far with the Savory Sixteen, so the Enticing Eight is sure to be a tough one! Who's the best of the best?

The Flavortown Four will kick off TOMORROW at noon. To get alerts every time a new poll opens, download the FREE 95.3 The Bear app! We'll give you a reminder so no one misses out.

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Here's the voting schedule, for those who need a reminder:

  • Enticing Eight: Opens April 2 @ noon, closes @ 10 a.m. April 3
  • Flavortown Four: Opens April 3 @ noon, closes @ 10 a.m. April 4
  • Choose Your Champion: Opens April 4 @ noon, closes @ 10 a.m. April 5
  • Winner Announced: April 5 @ noon

Remember: you can vote as many times as you like, as long as you vote before tomorrow at 10 a.m. With so few matchups left, we're expecting a BIG voter turnout to celebrate the return to normalcy!

Without further ado, let's get to voting! Vote NOW in the Enticing Eight below. If the poll isn't working in our post, click here to open it in your internet browser.

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