Numerous Red Bud businesses in finals for Best of Southwest Illinois

With several downtown Red Bud restaurants closed recently for vacations and/or renovations, many joked that Red Bud had become a “food desert.” But, the fact is, Red Bud is flourishing with lots of excellent food options and other businesses, and people have noticed.

TheSt. Louis Post-Dispatchrecently held their 2019 “Best of Southwest Illinois” contest, looking to honor reader favorites in more than 100 categories. People could nominate their favorites from May 14 through June 2 and then vote on June 5-16. The winners will be published in a special issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatchon July 28.

Regardless of who the final winners are, Red Bud (and Ruma) certainly came out on top with 40 entries making it into the final round.

For the list of finalists, please see this week’s print edition.