Monday, June 15, 2009

UrbanSpoon Victoria

I’m pleased to say that I am now contributing restaurant reviews to’s new Victoria section. Of course, anyone can review restaurants for UrbanSpoon, but they only just got out here and it will be fun helping to shape our city’s culinary reputation on the interwebs. You can keep up with my reviews (up to the point that someone can hire me to do this professionally again) here.

For those of you who are “foodies,” here’s the quick rundown on this town:
  • A few, but not many, of the US fast-food places are here. A&W is probably the most popular.
  • Victoria has the best Eggs Benedict varieties this side of France.
  • Not the best town for sushi, you’ll want Vancouver for that. But we do have outstanding salmon and cod dishes.
  • If you’re craving real British staples like fish-n-chips, Shepard’s pie, Irish stew, British candy, etc -- you’re in the right place!
  • A lot of the food we eat here is locally-produced, so “fresh” is very available all year.
  • Our local breweries are pretty darn good.
  • Almost nobody here seems to understand what “hash browns” are. They aren’t pan fries.