With COVID-19 causing the cancellation of Selection Sunday, we were all left without a bracket to look at. So I put together a 68 restaurant tournament bracket for readers to vote on throughout this stay-at-home order.
It was and is meant to be all just for fun with the winner receiving nothing but bragging rights. Have I received emails and DM’s from diners and restaurant owners asking why such and such restaurant was placed or upset for whatever reason? Yes. So I can’t stress enough, enjoy it for what it’s worth. So with that said…..
Like the NCAA Tournament, this bracket was split up into four regions: West, East, South and Central. The Central region consisted mostly of Downtown, Delano, parts of the Douglas Design District and Midtown area. To make things easier, The West/East barrier was set at Main street. For restaurants with multiple locations, I tried to stick with their original location.
You can download and print off the entire bracket for yourself here and fill it out to see if you can predict how the results will turn out.
First and second round voting took place on Wichita By E.B.’s various social media sites. You can participate on our Twitter page, Facebook, Instagram Stories, and our Facebook group. It’ll be spread out similar to how the NCAA Tournament handles their games on TruTV, TBS, TNT and CBS. Every day I’ve been releasing 1-2 matchups to vote on via each social channel.
After a couple weeks, we’ve finally reached the #Eat16 restaurants. There was quite a good balance of different types of restaurants from French, breakfast, pizza, Mexican, Mediterranean, Thai, Chinese and American. Now we are on to the EL-EAT EIGHT where there are a ton of heavyweight battles of popular restaurants.
I do have ONE REQUEST. When you vote, ask yourself if you’re voting for what you truly feel is the BEST or if you’re just voting to support said place based on other reasons. Obviously there is no way to regulate it but I just wanted to throw that out there.
Starting today, you will find a poll featuring one restaurant matchup on one of our various social media pages to vote for your favorite.
So with that said, here’s the updated bracket. For better viewing, download your copy here.
Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!
May the best restaurant 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.