Family feud! That's what this year's Munch Madness restaurant tournament came down to in the final round, where seafood-centric newcomer Row 34 faced off against longtime favorite Eastern Standard. Both are operated by Garrett Harker and team. At the end of the day, Eastern Standard triumphed.
Row 34 was this year's upstart, trouncing Neptune Oyster in the Final Four. Eternally crowded tapas bar Toro was knocked out in the same round, by Eastern Standard. Craigie on Main, in the Final Four last year, yielded in Round 2 to Highland Kitchen. And Oleana, which lost the 2013 tourney to now-retired champion Hungry Mother, got bumped in Round 3 by Eastern Standard.
There is just no predicting what will happen when the area's best restaurants go head to head. Congratulations to Eastern Standard, this year's Munch Madness winner.