The first round of voting has come to a close, and we are proud to announce our Elite Eight:
Fido, Dose., Frothy Monkey, Red Bicycle, CREMA, The Well, Ugly Mugs and Edgehill Cafe!
(featured in the updated bracket below, for those of you playing along at home)
Congratulations to all the shops! And thank YOU, people who voted! We had a great turnout, at least by our standards, so we hope you'll keep voting for your favorites to win!
We have also tallied our first round of bracket points (1 point per each correct pick) and the leaderboard is as follows:
Blake T. is in the lead, with 8 points (perfect score so far!)
We have a three-way tie for silver and bronze (and whatever comes after bronze) right now with Mary W., Nicole P. and Katie A. all with 6 points each!
Subsequent rounds will be worth more points.
Without further ado, here is the poll to vote for your favorite in the Elite Eight! Voting will close Tuesday at 11:59PM (a.k.a. midnight). MAKE IT HAPPEN, PEOPLE.