You may have caught Andrew Morrison’s Waiter Blog in the Westender or even seen his name while paging through an issue of EAT or Vancouver Magazine. Now Morrison’s latest creation, Urban Diner, has become a staple of restaurant listings and reviews in this city.
As such, they will be presenting the first ever Urban Diner Restaurant Industry Awards this coming Monday at Nu Restaurant. The voting has been taking place since January in the UD forum in the following categories: The “News”, The “Regional”, The “Industry”, The “Media” (including Best Food Blog, excluding UD of course), The “Dining”, and The “Retail”.
If you’re not already an UD forum member it’s too late to join up and cast your vote as the cutoff was Feb. 11th. However if you’re an existing member you have until midnight tonight to stuff those ballot boxes.
With some awards being presented by famed local chefs like John Bishop [of Bishop’s], and Vikram Vij [of Vij’s], it seems like Monday should be quite an entertaining evening (especially now that I’ve been added to the guest list).
Update: Feb 18, 2008: The winners have now been announced. Congrats to the So.Cial Custom Butcher Shop & Deli as the “Best Bargain”.