Good eats wins area new title

Local News

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The area is now dubbed the Greatest Food Town in the Midwest

The magazine, Midwest living gave Champaign-Urbana that title.

They took nominations for months.

All of may, readers voted on their favorite food town.

This latest win could help bring people to the area.

“It’s going to be a really big deal for us. We’re going to see a lot of food tourism come out of this and I think we’re gong to see some people be a little more ambitious. Maybe they’re going to try something new. Maybe they’ll try that Indian restaurant they were afraid of before,” says Visit Champaign County V.P. of Marketing, Terri Reifsteck.  

Champaign-Urbana will be featured in the September/October issue of Midwest Living.

Des Moines Iowa and Lawrence, Kansas, were among the finalists.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.