Baltimore Restaurant Makes Historic First with TripAdvisor.com
May 28, 2013- The Corner Bistro & Wine Bar located in Downtown Baltimore around the corner from the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum in the Ridgely's Delight neighborhood made history by becoming the first restaurant in the city to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.
TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, last week announced the 2013 Certificate of Excellence award recipients. Now in its third year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award.
The Certificate of Excellence award is given to outstanding hospitality businesses that have received praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travelers. Winners of the award range from one-room bed and breakfasts to 6,000-room hotels, from bakeries to Michelin star restaurants and hidden attractions to world-renowned parks and museums.
To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
Derrick E. Vaughan co-owner (and Wesley Vaughan chef co-owner) of The Corner Bistro & Wine Bar says, "to be the first restaurant in our city to receive this award is extremely humbling and demonstrates the power of the customer. I've been in the restaurant business for almost 30-years and its nice to have your work and dedication to detail recognized. Its a wonderful honor."
Vaughan is also the founder of The Wine'tastic Mile of Baltimore. The Wine'tastic Mile is the new name given to the 1.3 mile corridor that runs from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Pratt Street to Harbor East ending at Central Avenue.
The Wine'tastic Mile was introduced to the city last June 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm.