Eat and Vote

Continuing a fun little contest that debuted in 2013, the first year I wrote "Canada's Best New Restaurants" for enRoute magazine, this year Canadians can once again vote for their favourite dining hot spot among the 32 finalists for the 2015 edition of this prestigious list:

This year's grand tour took me from tiny Sooke, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, all the way to St. John's, Newfoundland on the country's opposite coast. I found finalists in seven provinces, and was lucky enough to make my first-ever eating trips to Manitoba and New Brunswick (Enoteca in Winnipeg and Port City Royal in Saint John, in case you're wondering).

My official "Canada's Best New Restaurants" Top 10 will be published in enRoute's November issue, where the magazine will also name the "People's Choice" winner. I've already picked and ranked my own winners and filed the copy, so now I just need to sit back and keep my mouth shut for three more months. Should be the best method to help shed those five extra pounds, anyways ...