16 restaurants will compete, but only one will be crowned the winner!

This morning (Tuesday, March 15th), the Iowa Pork Producers Association released their 5th annual 'Pulled Pork Madness' Bracket. The organizations is on the hunt to find the best pulled pork sandwich in the state of Iowa, so they've put together a bracket similar to the one for the NCAA’s college basketball tournament. Fans nominated their 62 favorite restaurants earlier this month, and now 16 of them are going head-to-head for the title!

Before we get to the restaurants, we need to tell you the rules. You can vote for your favorites for each round HERE. The first round will end this Friday, March 18th at 10 a.m. Once the Elite 8 are released, you'll have until March 23rd to vote for your Final 4, and then on March 28th the championship round begins. The voting deadline is March 31st, with the winner being announced on April 1st.

We're happy to see a few Eastern Iowa restaurants in the bracket, including places in Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids! Here are the "Sweet 16" that you can vote for now:

  • District 5:
    • Junction Café, Bedford
    • Boxer BBQ, Council Bluffs
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