Each year the folks at the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau like to gather a little ground-level research from residents to find out what they do and don't dig on the local dining scene. Turns out that visitors are increasingly interested in the local chatter, too, as it relates to empirically-informed personal preferences upon which they can act when they visit.
DCVB's annual Resident Favorites Survey is in the field with voting going through 11/12/10.
Social media has emerged as a platform that drives the interest in this sort of information, and the need is growing. Since Durhamites get so excited about things in the place where great things happen, this survey is a great way to formalize that data. So, those with an opinion (research shows that opinions are strongly-held in Durham) should follow this link to complete the survey.
"This short survey is dining focused - it will take most people less than 90 seconds to complete," according to Sam Poley, DCVB's Director of Marketing and Communications who hopes that residents will voice their opinions by the thousands. "This survey is always fun for us. We really get a kick out of seeing the responses and hope nominated restaurants will really promote this process and encourage votes through their social media as well," he added.
Winning establishments are presented with a framed award and are announced publicly by DCVB. The questions change annually, so it is possible that a place may have consecutive wins in a category that are years apart. Last year's winners are posted here.
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau