Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Local Favorites Winners 2011

Well, it was quite a year for the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau's Local Favorites Survey.  A record number of people perused the questions, the answers were quite varied and, in some cases, rather entertaining.  DCVB would like to thank its respondents for their generous sharing of preferences.

Visitors are always in pursuit of information about what residents think.  For years, DCVB has conducted this survey to deliver exactly that sort of feedback, and this year's list is a great example of why Durham is where great food and dining happen.

"Coming out on top in this survey is pretty important to some of the local restaurants," said Shelly Green, DCVB's President and CEO.  "We promote Local Favorites on our website and in  the Official Visitors & Relocation Guide, our highest volume print piece that is dispensed to both those considering visitation and relocation."

"Given the impact of our distribution channels, and sheer visitation traffic, a place on this list is worth more than just bragging rights," added Sam Poley, DCVB's Director of Marketing and Communications.  "Past winners are also listed on a dedicated web page, so the value continues over time.  This is not a very perishable ranking - that's one of the reasons those on the list get a plaque to accompany their victory.  We've seen folks post those for years...they consider it quite an honor."

So, on to the 2011 list...

Favorite Beer from a Durham Brewery: Triangle Brewing Company Golden Ale

Favorite Lunch Under $5: Chubby's Tacos

Favorite Dinner Under $10: Broad Street Cafe

Favorite Local Food Product: Baked Goods from Scratch Baking

Favorite Place for a Healthy Meal: Tie - Toast and Whole Foods Market

Favorite Durham Dining Experience: Watts Grocery

Favorite Place for a Grown-Up Night Out: Broad Street Cafe

Favorite Place to Get Your Food Truck Fix: Rigsbee Street in front of Fullsteam Brewery and Motorco Music Hall

Favorite Place for a Midnight Snack: Cosmic Cantina

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