A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Caroline Potter (OpenTable, Inc.), Eric Grossman, Megy Karydes, M. Linda Lee (10Best), Akila McConnell (The Road Forks), Larry Olmsted (Great American Bites) and Kim Sunee were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of food and travel.
Other nominees for Best Al Fresco Dining Neighborhood included Back Bay in Boston, Chicago‘s Riverwalk, Dupont Circle in Washington, French Quarter in New Orleans, Garden District in New Orleans, Georgetown in Washington, Lake Travis and Lake Austin in Austin, Meatpacking Districtin New York, Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.
Visit 10Best.com to see a video provided by USAToday in partnership with Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau highlighting some great spots in downtown Wilmington as well as other national winners in categories such as:
– Best Farmers Market
– Best Factory Tour
– Best Food Trail
– Best Local Food Scene