The first round is officially over. After 16 days, we have our second round match-ups set. 32 different restaurants in and around the Wichita area were all placed into a bracket. Fans were asked everyday to vote for their favorite burger.
It’s been an interesting social engagement to see how people voted and reacted. Burgers are one of those foods where people can be pretty passionate about what’s good.
Why is this called “Favorite” instead of “Best”? Well because with any social media poll, it really ends up being a popularity contest or who can gather the most votes from their friends and fans. So seeing who has had the biggest reach and following has been a really interesting thing. Thus why Favorite should be used instead of Best. People who have been following this blog know my disdain for any uneducated and biased Best of List. In my opinion, it’s never fair to determine what is best until all options have been tried. I see too many local “Best of” lists that are driven by advertising and membership dollars, it’s unfair to the rest. In an ideal word, only people who vote will have tried both options in each match-up.
Let’s take a look at the updated bracket that resumes Monday.
Starting Monday morning, you will find a poll featuring one restaurant match-up on the Wichita By E.B. Facebook page to vote for your favorite. Once the El-Eat 8 round begins the following week, I may move the vote over to the Wichita By E.B. Foodies Discussion Group. It’s a closed group where people are brutally honest and a community I trust to finish out the burger bracket.
May the best burger win.
To nominate your restaurant or event to be considered for a review, please email us with your business information. We are always open to suggestions.