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Walk Shrimp Nachos at The Riverwalk at Tin City

Walk Shrimp Nachos at The Riverwalk at Tin City

I just recently posted about some local, food-based small businesses¬†, and I came across another food related article in the Naples Daily News. This one talks about Naples ranking #9 on USA Today’s list of Best Small Town Food Scenes in the US. The list was based on votes from readers and also includes:

Frankenmuth, Michigan (#1)
Driftwood, Texas
Portsmouth, N.H.
Yountville, Calif.
St. Helena, Calif.
Traverse City, Mich.
Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Hendersonville, N.C.
Naples, Fla.
Fredericksburg, Texas (#10)

The list was culled from an original list of 20 picked by experts from USA Today.

This is great news for our small town! I love seeing Naples rank so highly on lists like these.

Here’s what 10Best had to say about Naples:

“Gourmet chefs abound in Naples, where the culinary scene is dominated by seafood and Italian. Sicily-born Chef Vincenzo Betulia’s creations at Osteria Tulia are as good as they come, while small plates are the name of the game at Sea Salt, a restaurant by Venice-born Fabrizio Aielli and partner Chef Jason Goddard. Besides Italian, you will find everything from French to Persian cuisine in the Naples area.”


Naples ranks as one of the best small town food scenes
By Laura Layden of the Naples Daily News

Naples is on yet another top 10 list.

It landed at No. 9 on the list of Best Small Town Food Scenes in the U.S., based on votes by readers of USA TODAY’S 10Best travel section.

USA TODAY editors chose Naples as one of their 20 best places to enjoy a happening food scene in a small town, then readers voted for their top 10 from the nominees.

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