A SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TOWN GETS RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY FOR ITS CREATIVE CULINARY SCENE.. ABINGDON WAS RECENTLY NAMED THE TOP “BEST SMALL TOWN FOOD SCENE” BY USA TODAY. ABINGDON CLAIMED THE TOP SPOT IN A RECENT ONLINE VOTING POLL OF 20 SMALL TOWNS CHOSEN BY A PANEL OF FIVE FOOD AND TRAVEL EXPERTS. THE DESCRIPTION ON THE SITE SAYS THIS OF ABINGDON – “LOCAL CHEFS DRAW INSPIRATION FROM THE AREA’S FARMING HERITAGE AS THEY CRAFT AN ECLECTIC MIX OF CUISINES”.. TOWN OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE PROUD OF THE LARGE VARIETY OF DINING OPTIONS THEY HAVE IN THEIR SMALL TOWN… AMANDA LIVINGSTON “ABINGDON HAS OVER 30 INDEPENDENTLY OWNED RESTAURANTS WHICH IS A PRETTY BIG DEAL FOR A TOWN OF ONLY ABOUT 8,000 PEOPLE. ACTUALLY, IF YOU DO THE MATH ON A PER CAPITA BASIS, THAT’S MORE RESTAURANTS PER PERSON THAN NEW YORK CITY.” ABINGDON BEAT OUT THIBADAUX LOUISIANA AND TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN FOR THE TOP SPOT IN THE POLL. THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING NEWS CHANNEL 11 AT 5, I’M JOSH SMITH..

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