Wednesday March 21, 2012
Find great locally owned restaurants near the venues hosting the men's NCAA Regional Finals.
The field of 68 (it still feels unnatural typing that) has been reduced to a remaining "Sweet" 16 teams. And though the lack of buzzer beaters and Gus Johnson may have made for more of a mellow (Melo?) tournament, there were still plenty of exciting outcomes in the first few rounds, with an improbable run by Ohio and two 15 seeds knocking off highly favored 2 seeds - any tournament with Duke out in the second round can't be all bad, right? If you plan on traveling to any of the sites of the Regional Semi-Finals and Finals, let us help you find a great local restaurant nearby. If your team advances, you'll need the sustenance to keep up your frenzied cheering, dancing and trash talking. And if heaven forbid they lose, why not absorb some edible culture so as to pretend the trip wasn't entirely about basketball? Follow the links below to locate restaurants in the relevant cities and near the arenas hosting the games.
Alas, Western Kentucky could not pull off the upset against UK, so the Blue Blob of Xavier must take over for Big Red as the most lovably confounding amorphous mascot left in the tournament.