Kalachandji's Restaurant and Palace wins the 2012 Restaurant Bracket Challenge

16 nominees, 4 rounds, and 4,000+ votes later, the Dallas A-List Restaurant Bracket Challenge has come to a close.

The Bracket Challenge got off to a torrid start in Round 1 with 16 nominees battling each other to advance to the next round.

On the near side of the bracket, Bread Winners Cafe methodically worked its way through the competition, defeating Bolsa Cafe & Wine Bar in Round 1 and easily moving past Smoke in Round 2. In the Semi-Final Round Bread Winners faced a tough late challenge from Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria, but was up to the challenge.

On the other side of the bracket, Kalachandji's Restaurant and Palace got off to a slow start in Round 1 seeing Rise No. 1 get out to an early lead. But after roaring back to earn a Round 1 victory, Kalachandji's was able to fly past Meddlesome Moth in Round 2 and earn a hard-fought victory over Il Cane Rosso in the Semi's.

And so, the Final Round pitted Bread Winners Cafe against Kalachandji's. It was as touch a choice as any in the 4 Rounds. Both restaurants offer stunning garden dining and uncompromising service. So voters had to choose between Kalachandji's which has served as the torchbearer for the Dallas vegetarian community for 27 years and Bread Winners Cafe, which has been as popular a dining destination as any for more than 18 years.

It was a close battle, but in the end it was Kalachandji's that triumphed collecting a total of 994 votes through 4 rounds. Congratulations to all nominees and special congratulations to the team and staff at Kalachandji's Restaurant and Palace - the winner of the Dallas A-List 2012 Restaurant Bracket Challenge.

Thank you to all the voters who helped remind us how lucky we are to live in such a delicious city.

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