The Madness returns this March - only this time the “steaks” will be raised and the field will be even hungrier!
Downtown Madness, the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin’s award-winning restaurant and bar promotion tips off Wednesday, March 7. This epicurean and decidedly Elgin slant on the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament pits the signature dishes or drinks from 16 local establishments against one another in a month-long, social media driven, bracket tournament, where the voting public determines the winners of each match up, round-by-round until a champion is crowned on April 4.
This year’s encore edition will expand its scope to include all Elgin restaurants and bars - not just downtown Elgin ones - as we pit eight downtown eateries and pubs against eight of their crosstown rivals. We call this 2012 version of our "Big Dance" Downtown Madness: Downtown vs. Crosstown.
Bust the brackets by casting your votes and supporting your favorite teams...downtown OR crosstown!
Additionally, Downtown Madness participants can also punch their dance ticket and win big with our new complementary promotion: Elgin "Eat 16".
Starting in March, guests can pick up their "Eat 16" punch card ticket at the DNA, 2 Douglas Avenue, or at any of the 16 participating establishments. Visit each venue during the length of the promotion and receive special punches for trying each signature dish/drink. Collect all 16 required punches to score a Downtown Madness t-shirt and take your shot at some great prizes!
With Downtown Madness you can eat, drink, play and win!
Interested Elgin restaurants or bars should contact Jason Pawlowski at 847-488-1456 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation deadline is Friday, March 2.
The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin is a coalition that represents the interests of the individuals and organizations with a presence in downtown Elgin. The Association's purpose is to foster a center of activity and ensure economic stability for the heart of Elgin through historic preservation, communication, education, promotion and economic revitalization.