The Madness is Back in Downtown Wilmington

Posted Feb 28th, 2020 in Weekend Wish List


In 2018, Wilmington Downtown Inc. held its inaugural Downtown Wilmington Restaurant Madness Chompionship and the final vote resulted in Fork N Cork winning the first title of Downtown Chompion. Last year, the contest resumed and the 2019 Chompion was The Copper Penny.

Because we all enjoy a bit of fun, the madness is back again! Now is the time to vote your favorite Downtown restaurant into the 3rd Downtown Restaurant Madness Chompionship. Just like the college basketball tournament, restaurants must first make the bracket to be a part of the battle.

You have until March 1st to nominate your favorite restaurant and it will take you less than a minute.

If you love food and want to support your favorite restaurant, there are around 100 eateries downtown to choose from. The center city’s fabulous selection includes high-end dining, international fare, southern cooking, succulent seafood, casual eating or sweet desserts. Almost all are independently owned and operated and all of them offer myriad menu options and a variety of tasty treats for you to enjoy.

On Monday, March 2nd, the top 16 downtown food establishments that made it into the bracket will be announced. Four weekly rounds of online voting will narrow the field down and the 2020 Chompion will be declared on Monday, March 30th.

The winning restaurant will receive the Downtown Restaurant Madness Trophy and will have bragging rights for a year.

View a list of downtown restaurants here and nominate your favorite downtown eatery here.

Every vote counts so join the fun and support your favorite dining establishment!

Details and Eligibility Rules for Downtown Restaurant Madness


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The Copper Penny
109 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Fork N Cork
122 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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