It's that time again -- soon brackets will take over the nation, and while most will be focused on basketball, ours will be focused on something much better: great food and amazing restaurants at the Jersey Shore!

Restaurant Madness will start this week, when the top 64 restaurants in Monmouth and Ocean Counties will fight it out to be crowned Best Restaurant at the Jersey Shore! It all leads up to one of my very favorite events, Jersey Shore Restaurant Week.

Last year's battles were intense, and we turn to you again to nominate your favorite restaurants!

Rooney's in Long Branch will be back to defend the title...and who they'll be up against is up to you!

Nominate your favorite Jersey Shore restaurants in the comment section below! The battles start on Thursday!