Berwyn’s Best Contest Rules

“Berwyn’s Best” is a promotional program managed by the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC). Started in the Fall of 2014, the program welcomes local food connoisseurs to help identify “Berwyn’s Best” hot spots to help showcase the fantastic cuisine in our community. Three contests are held annually.

The rules are simple. Once a food category is identified, every Berwyn establishment with that item on their regular menu is invited to take part in the contest at no cost. Once they’ve opted in, the first round of voting is a multiple choice poll that asks the public to select up to five of their favorite Berwyn businesses that serve a particular item, i.e. tacos. All polling is completed online for one week. The five most popular businesses advance to the second round. Before the start of Round 2, the Top 5 spots are asked to identify their “specialty” preparation for the menu item, i.e. fish tacos, steak tacos, etc.

Round 2 has two parts: live judging and public polling. The live judging event invites a panel of six local judges to attend a blind, single taste-test event to compare each specialty item side-by-side based on flavor, texture and presentation. Their scores along with another week-long, online public poll vote (the “7th judge”) will determine the business and specialty preparation that can proclaim itself as “Berwyn’s Best.”

For more information on the program, call the BDC at 708-788-8100.

Past Berwyn’s Best Winners