Day 1 of Restaurant Madness 2014 started off with a bang, bringing in more than 1400 votes! 10 new restaurants will battle today to see who makes it to the next round!

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Find out Day 1's winners by clicking HERE.

The participants for Restaurant Madness 2014 have been selected, and now, we play!

It’s time to start voting to find out the best restaurant at the Jersey Shore!

In keeping with the spirit of March Madness, and gearing up for one of my favorite foodie holidays ever, Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, and our upcoming Sample the Shore tasting, Restaurant Madness is back! We will crown the best restaurant in Monmouth and Ocean Counties as voted by you.

We have narrowed it down to a competing pool of 64 (bracket available by clicking HERE). Feel free to e-mail me your winning picks, but remember, it’s all just for fun.

Today’s matchups:

Copper Canyon, Atlantic Highlands vs. Bahrs Landing, Highlands
The River Market, Toms River vs. Piccola Italia, Ocean
Brandl., Belmar vs. Avenue, Long Branch
10th Ave. Burrito, Belmar vs. Cubacan, Asbury Park
Prime 13, Point Pleasant Beach vs. Char, Red Bank

Voting will be done with the polls below, and will last for 24 hours!

Good luck to all!