The 3rd Annual Exceptional Eats! Reader Awards

Let the Voting Begin!!

To vote click below on the region of your choice:

Vote in the Victoria & Vancouver Island poll

Vote in the Vancouver poll

Vote in the Okanagan poll

So…it’s January …and time for the 3rd Annual Exceptional Eats! Reader Awards (EAT AWARDS). Time to chew the fat about all you find beautiful about local food and drink and let us know what you loved and didn’t like. So sit yourself down. Great to see you and hear your thoughts. Let me muddle you up a drink…


EAT has a hankering for something juicy from you, dear reader. We crave the fat off the bone and the grizzle of what has moved, maddened and made you smack your lips in 2011. What deserves a standing ovation and what deserves a big boo and hiss. This is one fine culinary team sport.


2011 – Whaddya think? Is your ‘tried and true’, still your ‘go-to’? Or did you discover a new place? A new dish? A new cooking class? Did something, an event, shop or item really pique your sensibilities for local and lovely gastronomy? So have a think, share your voice, stand up and be counted. It is time to reflect, discuss, share and celebrate!


To vote click below on the region of your choice:

Vote in the Victoria & Vancouver Island poll

Vote in the Vancouver poll

Vote in the Okanagan poll


*This year, the 3rd Annual Exceptional Eats! Reader Awards is casting its net wider by opening up the voting up to Vancouver and Okanagan readers.

(Based on feedback from you.)


Results will be published and the winners announced in our March/April 2012 issue.

The past results and winners for the 2nd Annual EE Reader Awards can be seen online at



RULES: When you vote, you will be entered into the prize draw for a chance to win one of these wonderful prizes from our awards sponsors.

•            Only one ballot per person/computer address

•            Polls close at midnight on Sunday January 29, 2012

•            Draw winners will be announced in the March/April 2012 issue of EAT.




Aura Waterfront Restaurant & Patio (2 x $25*)

Black Hat (Wagyu Tasting Dinner for Four $250*)

Cafe Brio ($75*)

Canoe Brewpub ($75*)

Cascadia Liquor ($100*)

Chateau Victoria (Dinner at Vista 18 and One Night in a Suite)

Cook Culture ($200*)

Flavour Restaurant (3-course dinner for two – $250*) 590-7787

Hotel Grand Pacific (One night stay and dinner for two in the Mark)

Lifestyle Market ($50*)

London Chef  (2 Interactive Classes*)

Lure at the Delta Victoria ($100*)

Matticks Farm VQA ($30*)

Niagara/Fairfield Grocery ($50* & Gift Basket)

Ooh La La Cupcakes (3 x$30*)

Root Cellar Village Green Grocer ($75*)

Silk Road (Tea Cocktails & Mocktails Workshop – $250*)

Slaters Meats ($25*) 250-592-0823

Village Butcher ($25*)

Wannawafel ($25 x 2) 



131 Water ($50*)

BC Wine School Voucher for the WSET level 1 Course*

Browns Restaurant Group ($100*)

Diner No.1 ($50*)

Edible at the Market ($100*)

eight 1/2 restaurant lounge ($50*)

Joey Restaurants ($100*)

Simply West Coast Sauces (10 sauces, t-short, ball cap)

Teahouse and Seasons in the Park ($100*)



Bench Market ($25*)

Hotel El Dorado (Romance Package)

Joie Farm (Magnum of Rose)

Medici’s Gelateria ($20*)

Okanagan Street Food ($50*)

Pentages (Sauvignon Blanc 08, Gamy 2010, Merlot 2006)

Poppadoms ($50*)

RauDZ ($25* + 2 martini cars)

Theos Greek Restaurant ($50*)

Tree Brewing ($50*)

Waterfront Wine Bar & Restaurant ($100*)

*denotes gift certificate value


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