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Where to Dine Awards

Where to Dine Awards: Calgary’s Best Restaurants 2017

Our panel of 10 judges had a difficult task this year due to the extremely high bar that is being set by Calgary’s restaurants. There was much rigorous debate before they narrowed it down to 12 stellar examples of the very best the city has to offer. Each of these restaurants (presented in alphabetical order) are well worth the time and offer something new to visitors to Calgary—they are all original to our city. We invite you to see for yourself what our judges are raving about.


Photo courtesy Anju restaurant.


Vancouver and Whistler 2013 Where to Dine Winners

By Tim Pawsey

Where’s annual salute to the brightest and best serves as a fitting culinary snapshot of Vancouver, a worthy reminder from well-travelled voting visitors as to just how blessed this city is by such diversity. Our vibrant multicultural culinary scene is fuelled increasingly by local year-round ingredients and flourishing artisan producers. Congratulations to all our winners and finalists! (more…)

Vancouver and Whistler 2013 Where to Dine Awards

By Tim Pawsey

Readers’ Choice: Whistler

Take the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to discover Whistler, a year-round resort that still sports plenty of post–Winter Games vibes, not to mention an abundance of great tastes, from fine dining to funky pubs to cool après-ski hang-outs.

Bronx Burger with beer-battered onion rings, at Earls. Photo courtesy Earls

Bronx Burger with beer-battered onion rings, at Earls. Photo courtesy Earls

[RELATED: See last year’s Where to Dine Winners]

4222 Village Square, Whistler.
Bearfoot Bistro; Rimrock Cafe.

220-4295 Blackcomb Way, Whistler.
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar; 21 Steps Kitchen & Bar.

The Old Spaghetti Factory
4154 Village Green at Crystal Lodge, Whistler. 604-938-1081.
Earls; Milestones Grill & Bar.

Garibaldi Lift Company
4165 Springs Lane, Whistler.
Longhorn Saloon & Grill; Dusty’s Bar & BBQ.

To see our Vancouver winners, please click here.

To vote for your favourite Vancouver and Whistler restaurants in our 2014 Where to Dine Awards, click here. You could win a fabulous prize package from Rocky Mountaineer and Nita Lake Lodge!

Vancouver Where to Dine Awards


Last year’s Where to Dine Awards recognized some of our fair city’s most exceptional eateries. Among the recipients: renowned restaurateur Bud Kanke, upscale Hawksworth Restaurant, budget-friendly Japadog and buzz-worthy Chambar. Find all the finalists and runner-ups from last year’s event here. Pick up our May issue to see the 2013 Where to Dine Awards.

Vancouver and Whistler Where to Dine Award Winners Revealed

By Tim Pawsey

Readers’ Choice: Whistler

Take the impossibly scenic Sea to Sky Highway to discover Whistler. This year-round resort still sports plenty of post–Winter Games vibes, not to mention a plethora of great tastes, including a wealth of fine and casual dining, funky pubs and cool après-ski hang-outs.


Vancouver and Whistler 2011 Where to Dine Award Winners Revealed

By Tim Pawsey

Blessed with a happy marriage of abundant year-round fresh ingredients, a diaspora of ethnic influences and limitless culinary talent, Vancouver is hailed as a foodie’s paradise by critics and casual diners alike. A broad offering, from corner cafes to craft brew–fuelled pubs to edgy, contemporary regional rooms, means this city is never short of choice. The only challenge might be deciding where to go and what to order. Where’s well-travelled readers weigh in with their taste-filled finds in the 16th annual Where to Dine awards. (more…)

Tops in Taste: Toronto’s 2011 Where to Dine Awards

From quick and casual eateries to fine dining experiences inspired by global cuisines, Toronto has many hundreds of excellent restaurants. Only a handful, however,
can be true consensus favourites, and the winners of our annual Where to Dine
readers’ choice awards.

Canoe (photo by Kristina Doyle)

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Six locations of the popular steakhouse ensure diners can get a grilled-to-perfection sirloin, T-bone or filet mignon practically anywhere in Toronto. The brand’s most notable venue is in a circa-1868 mansion on Jarvis Street—the immaculately adorned interior is a conversation starter. Two other restaurants in the heart of downtown offer a more modern vibe for business lunches and pre-show dinners.
Honorable Mention: Auberge du Pommier

Cora Breakfast & Lunch
Down-home country-kitchen dishes are the draw at this group of restaurants, originally from Quebec. Fresh fruit and eggs in various preparations comprise the majority of the menu, from the “10 Star” omelette—filled with ham, sausage, spinach, tomatoes and much more—to the “1990s Harvest” of cinnamon French toast with an egg, bacon and a mountain of seasonal fruit.
Honorable Mention: Fran’s (more…)

2010 Where to Dine Awards

By Tim Pawsey

Widely recognized as one of the continent’s most significant dining destinations, Vancouver is a foodie’s paradise. Blessed by ethnic diversity of global proportions, the city plays host to myriad styles and influences, underpinned by a cornucopia of local produce and a wealth of marine species, while a thriving local wine industry yields perfect pairings. This year, Where celebrates 75 years of serving globetrotting travellers, who dish on their Vancouver favourites in the 15th annual Where to Dine Awards. (more…)

Where to Dine 2010 Awards

Cream of the Crop: We announce the 2010 winners of our annual Where to Dine Awards

By Laura Pellerine and Dan Leahul, Photography by Jason Dziver

For our second annual Where to Dine Awards, we gathered an expert panel of local foodies and critics to name the best in Calgary’s wining and dining scene.

Over a night of great food and drink, they deliberated and debated before putting things to a democratic vote. These are the results, we think you’ll be happy with the outcome. (more…)