A little while ago I posted about Eat Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards. The awards are separated to three categories; Vancouver, Victoria Island and the Okanagan. There were many awards given out, such as best place for lunch, best bartender, best restaurant, best food truck etc. There was even a category for best local food blogger and tweeter and guess what….. VineVie.com won for best in the Okanagan! I can’t believe it! My little food blog actually won a top award! Thank you so much to everyone who reads my blog! I love sharing my passion for food and writing and it’s such an honour to be recognized for that, it’s craziness really! A massive thank you to everyone that took the time to vote!
Here’s the link to see other awards winners throughout BC.
I’ll share a few of the Okanagan winner’s list here for you:
Restaurant of the Year: Local Lounge & Grill, Summerland
Best Place for Lunch:The Bench Market, Penticton
Best Restaurant Cooking Local: RauDz Regional Table, Kelowna
Best Meal Under $10 – Mad Mango Cafe, Kelowna
Best Burger – Burger 55, Penticton
Best Healthy Meal – Poppadums, Kelowna
Best Food Truck – Jefferz’s Fryz, Penticton
Top Chef – *tie* Robert Cordonier(Hillside Bistro- Naramata Bench) and Paul Cecconi (Local Lounge-Summerland)
Best Barista – Good Omens, Summerland
Best Wine – Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, Summerland
Best Fruit Wine – Elephant Island, Naramata Bench
Best Beverage – Poplar Grove Cab Franc, Penticton
Best Cooking Classes – Mission Hill Culinary Workshops, West Kelowna
Best New Addition to the Scene – Okanagan Food Truck, based out of Kelowna
Congratulations to all the winners and the runners up and don’t forget to check out the list of all the winners.
I think I’ll celebrate tonight with a little glass of Okanagan wine. Cheers!