I like to travel and when I do, one of the first things I do is Google “best restaurant in…..”. Usually your typical sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor come up and then you see community and new sites with their best of awards. Often times in those list, you’ll see chains, promoted content from advertising restaurants, and partners from paid memberships scattered all over the list. Let’s change the game.
What I want to do is have something 100% local to just Wichita; not Derby, not Andover, not Maize…… only Wichita. When people are coming to Wichita to visit and Google places to eat, they can have a resource of restaurants they can only find in the city limits.
Next month, a survey will be released with multiple categories to vote from. The available responses will mostly be regulated so you’ll have a dropdown list to choose from with restaurants and food trucks of dining options that fit each category. For example for Best Pupusa, you’ll only see a list of places that offer pupusas in the dropdown list.
If you can find the restaurant outside of Wichita such as a second location in a neighboring city, they are nixed. This list will strictly be for Wichita ONLY thus the name….Wichita’s Only Really Local Dining Showcase aka WORLDS. You won’t see any advertising outside of what Google Adsense may randomly pop up or any outside influences because frankly, this blog answers to no one. I’ll try hard to limit duplicate votes via IP addresses even though there are ways around it and remove any votes from non-area IP addresses. It’s my goal to try to keep this as genuine and local as possible. But it’s the internet so there’s only so much I can do.
There will be categories from your staples like Best Pizza, Burger, Taco Truck, Pho to Best New Restaurant, Most Missed Restaurant, etc. One of the biggest gripes from the Most Liked Bracket was the small cities coming in and taking over. Well this solves that too.
And as an added bonus, if someone searches Worlds Best (insert whatever), maybe a Wichita restaurant/food truck will get some love in the search results.
I’m finalizing the categories and narrowing down the options for each place but if you have something you’d like to see, post in the comments below. The WORLDS BEST voting begins in August so be on the lookout for that!