Punta Gorda Chamber Guide 2022

Punta Gorda Chamber Guide 2022

2022 Members and Visitors Guide for the Punta Gorda Area

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Page 48 2022 Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Members & Visitors Guide BY ANNA BRYSON Sun Writer Punta Gorda was ranked No. 2 in USA Today's reader's choice awards for the Best Small Town Food Scene. Coming in fi rst place before Punta Gorda in the national competition was Abindgdon, Virginia. Each town ranked in the category has fewer than 25,000 residents, but big food scenes. Punta Gorda was the only Florida location to make the list. "We are thrilled to have Punta Gorda recognized by USA TODAY's 10 Best and delighted to have been ranked in the top of the list at No. 2 for Best Small Town Food Scene," said Sean Doherty, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau Interim Director in a prepared statement. "Our town boasts a bounty of unique, local fl avor to share, along with an amazing roster of restaurants offering exemplary food and drink, service, ambiance and experiences. We hope to see this contribute to a strong and positive recovery for the Punta Gorda restaurants so greatly impacted by COVID-19 and help to stimulate the local economy post-crisis." A full list of winners is available at www.10best.com/ awards/travel/best-small- town-food-scene-2020 Punta Gorda has a top-ranking food scene It was the only Florida town to rank on USA Today's list Photo provided Hurricane Charleys, located at 300 W. Retta Esplanade in Punta Gorda DINING/FOOD

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