Taking inspiration from last year's Food Fight, we thought it would be fun to pit a roster of culinary superstars against each other in competition. We didn't seed them, but arranged them into four categories: TV food personalities, restaurateurs, chefs, and food writers.
In the first five rounds, the competitors were chosen based on their personalities, their stature in the food world, and, well, because it just seemed fun to put them up against each other for reasons beyond their culinary prowess. After putting the fate of these culinary challenges in the hands of the public, the results of the Final Four matchups are quite interesting. Danny Meyer edged out Tom Colicchio in the battle of the restaurant empire builders; and Anthony Bourdain continued his winning streak by beating Marcus Samuelsson inthe fight over who has the higher editorial aspirations.
The Final pairing is detailed below, and now the power is in your hands to vote on which participant will win it all. Click on the bracket to get an enhanced visual of the battle at hand, and then cast your vote using this survey.
Check back here Thursday to see who wins the March Madness Food Fight.
Breakdown: The Finals
Danny Meyer v. Anthony Bourdain: Which culinary heavyweight wins?