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Independents Shine at the Vancouver Magazine Awards 2016

Independents Shine at the Vancouver Magazine Awards 2016

Last night our team was out in Vancouver, attending the much anticipated Vancouver Magazine Awards. Bringing together the best of the Vancouver culinary scene, this annual award ceremony sets the tone - and quality of the restaurants for the year to come. The top prize, restaurant of the year, went to Maenam, a Thai eatery out of Kitsilano.

Congratulations to all the winners; Restaurants Canada is so proud of the diverse food culture that has sprung up in Vancouver - and British Columbia as a whole. From chain to independent, we saw some well-deserved wins this year. We're happy to announce the Restaurants Canada members who sat among the top winners:

Best Upscale goes to Hawksworth.
801 W. Georgia St.604-673-7000

Best Upscale Italian goes to our member Cioppino’s.
1133 Hamilton St.604-688-7466

Upscale French goes to our member Le Crocodile.
100–909 Burrard St.

Best Indian goes to our member My Shanti.
15869 Croydon Dr., Surrey, 604-560-4416

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Second place spot in the Best Casual Chain category goes to Cactus Club Cafe.
Various locations around YVR.

Second place spot in the Best Seafood category goes to Tojo’s.
1133 W. Broadway, 604-872-8050

A special congratulations to our former Board of Directors member, John Bishop, for receiving the Vancouver Magazine Awards Lifetime Achievement Award! Well deserved!

Looking for more information on the winners of the awards? Need some good restaurants to check out in Vancouver? Check out the official winner listing here.


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