Sherman's Food Adventures: One year??? Really?

One year??? Really?

How about that? This blog has lasted one year! What started off as merely facebook updates here and there about my culinary exploits has turned into something much more substantial. Honestly, I never set out to do a blog, let alone one that is so intensive. However, it has become an obsession. I started off taking pictures of my food with a Blackberry Curve and updating on Facebook. Now, I have gone to a DSLR.

During this year, I've tried many new things and have met some really awesome people. Food bloggers are so dedicated! They have helped me in my pursuit of interesting eats. Moreover, I really must acknowledge the many readers of this blog. Thank you for putting up with my rambling about many different topics. Furthermore, thank you for your feedback, it only helps improve what I do. Most of all, thanks to Viv for her patience with my insatiable appetite.

To celebrate this achievement, I am doing a random draw for all those who reply to this thread. There will be 3 prizes. Everyone will be put into the same draw and I will use Random.org to choose the 3 winners at the end of November. The 3 prizes will be $50 restaurant gift certificates. For local winners, it will be a local restaurant (a secret!). For out-of-town winners, I can arrange for a gift certificate that you can use in your city. These prizes are not sponsored in any way, shape or form. This is a thank you gift to those who are loyal readers. I hope to continue doing this in the foreseeable future; but maybe I should eat the occasional salad, it's healthier.

82 comments:

justpattiez said...

wow a year? congratulations! (i spelled that right in my first try *dances*)

Art Vandelay said...

Let me be the first to wish your blog a Happy Birthday!

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

Really? A year already?

Here's my entry then. I told you to just rig it and let me win. LOL. ;D

Mel said...

Congrats Sherman! I know I've discovered a lot of great new restaurants from your recommendations, hope your blog sticks around for a long time...there's always hungry people out there!

margaret said...

ok Sherman Congratulations on your first year, and new camera, and new fixation!!!

Will C said...

Congrats on your first year done. keep up the good work. love this blog. Hope you spread your work to many others.

sweetpeas said...

Congratulations Sherman...love your blog!

Annie C said...

Keep up the good work. Congrats. Your blog always make me hungry. mmmm.. yummy in my tummy

Mimi Chow said...

Congrats Sherman. Love your blog!

Ben and Suanne said...

Congratulations, Sherman. It takes a lot of dedication and it's not easy. We had been learning a lot from your blog. Keep up the good work!
Ben and Suanne.

Iris said...

Congratulations! I've been following your blog for a while and have tried many of the restaurants you recommend. I really enjoy your blog and hope it continues for a long time!

Chris said...

Congratulations Sherman. Here's to many more enjoyable experiences. And at least one or like Kawawa, so we can all share a good laugh!!

Matt Lam said...

Congratulations on a year of fantastic posts!

Elaine said...

Congrats on your 1st year! You've done a great job on your blog. Looking forward to our next eating adventure!

Costanza said...

1 year already. Time flies when you're eating your way across the lower mainland. Congrats!

Danny said...

Woah! One year and counting! Congratulations! Bring us another 365 of blogs for year two!

Jacob Sussman said...

I've never commented before, but I enjoy reading your blog. Congrats on your 1-year!

Jonnek said...

Congratulation Sherman. I really enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work. Thank you for posting daily.

holly said...

Congrats on your first year milestone. I love reading your blog because we have similar tastes and I can share in your food experience vicariously even if I can't be there. Your blog reflects a lot of hard work and passion for your food.

I was just wondering, with all the good eats, have you gained a lot of weight during this year? LOL

ps Hope I'm one of the lucky winners!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sherman... Congrats on one year.

Craig

Rick said...

Congrats on a year, love reading all the sushi adventures! I get most of new restaurants suggestions from this site.

Donna Chang said...

Congratulations Sherman. Hope to see many more restaurant reviews in year 2.

Andrew said...

I read your blog religiously.. it's definitely one of the best, you update so much, almost every single day. It's pretty mindblowing that you've been around for a year, so many entries..

merileee said...

i love your blog

nettles said...

An entire year! I discovered this a few months back [<3 it!], went through most of the entries, but never noticed. Congratulations!

Sherman said...

Gosh! Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! Makes me want to go out and eat right now! Well, maybe not right now. I just got back from Abbotsford with Kim and Anita. Can't believe we went all the way there for pizza. As for Holly's question, in terms of weight gain, nothing really substantial to tell you the truth. Thank goodness I play hockey!

Again, thanks for the kind words, it really does mean a lot to me!

egirlwonder said...

Congrats Sherman - as a new Vancouver resident, your blog has helped me a ton to both find great restaurants and dodge bullets!

Looking forward to another year's worth of posts!

Whipping Girl said...

Congrats Sherman! Love reading your blog!!! Hope you got a cake to celebrate :) Say... have you tried Sweet Obsession!?!?! :)

KimHo said...

Well, again, congratulations! Similar to what you mentioned, good to have a fellow blogger like yourself that share thoughts and learn from!

Colin C said...

Congrats on your first anniversary Sherman! Keep up the excellent reviews!

Janet D said...

Congrats on your 1st anniversary of your blog. I check in daily and really enjoy your critique of your dining "adventures".

Thank you for sharing and cheers to many years of blogging.

Ms. Fab-u-lous said...

Than you for a year of blogging your eats. Has become my bible before I head out to eat. The fact that you seem to reside in the same area as me makes it even bett because I now have a better idea of the food in my hood!

Anita said...

Congratulations on your bloggaversary! It was really nice to meet someone who shares interesting stories with each restaurant you visit. Now that is what I call a food adventure. It was quite fun to venture out to Abbotsford for pizza. It was sure worth it. Yumm!

Amy said...

Congrats Sherman! It's been fun reading all of your gastro adventures.

eatnabout said...

Wow a year and you're already #1 on urbanspoon! Good job!

useles5 said...

congrats! awesome job with the blog. i check it out daily and i also refer to it for good restaurants to eat at

Janie said...

Hi Sherman! I'm an avid reader of your blog, I check it morning, afternoon and evening to see if you've added a new review. I think it'd be awesome if I ever saw you in a restaurant sitting by the window taking pictures of the food. I love your blog, keep it up!

Gdog said...

Congrats! Great food blog, best in the city. Keep it up.

kojiho said...

congrats and thank you for your posts.

Kevin said...

Congrats Sherman....hard to believe it's only been a year and you are such a force to be reckoned with ..glad to have met you in person. :)

blythe said...

Congrats Sherman. I visit your site everyday. I enjoy it a lot!

greenbean said...

congratulations Sherman. Awesome blog - keep eating and blogging.

Anson said...

Hey Sherman,

Congrats again. But by entering a comment in your own blog, does that imply you get to win as well? Hehe.

Anson

Nick's Mom said...

Congrats! Been reading your blog for a while, first time commenting. Like you, I've got 2 small kids and amazed how you manage to eat out so much! My kids would love it but we'd be in the poorhouse.

You're doing a great job...Keep it up.

Vivian said...

Congratulations on your 1 year. Great blog.

Sherman said...

Again, thank you everyone with your words of encouragement. I truly appreciate your support and readership. And no Anson, I cannot win. LOL...

S said...

congrats on the one year achievement. i like this blog as i visit vancity regularly and always wanted to try different places for food. tnx and keep it up.

Jennifer said...

Without your blog, Sherman, how would I get through each day at work? And believe you me, whenever I need to come up with an interesting, new place to try with friends I always refer to your blog for ideas! Thanks for a great year of food!

sweet-tooth said...

what a milestone, thx for sharing all your great dining experiences...

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on the 1 year!
I don't eat out often (too costly) but I love to marvel over what you have! But when you give a restaurant the super thumbs up... I end up going to try it out!

Lo said...

Happy bday to the blog! Thanks for all the updates - I always look forward to the latest review when I sit down for my daily perusal of the internets in the early morning.

Auntie D said...

I have enjoyed each and every review. You've led me to quite a few new restaurants. Thank you very much and may you continue for manymany meals to come. Thank you.

Laina said...

Congrats! I love your blog. I have discovered so many little gems around town thanks to you! =)

Audrey said...

Congratulations~ I found your blog after you wrote a review at the restaurant I waitress at, and I'm always interested in what you have to say about the local restaurants.

Do we simply post a comment here to be entered into the draw?

Sherman said...

Audrey, yup, just comment and you are entered into the draw. Good luck!

Yummy said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Elaine said...

Congratulations, Sherman! You definitely have my favourite restaurant blog!

laura Wong said...

Sherman, you rock! Keep the posts coming so I know where to go to eat.

Victoria T said...

I love your blog! Congratulations :)

Jenny said...

Congratulations, I can't believe it's only been a year, for some reason I always thought you been doing this for a long time. Anyways, it definitely been a pleasure reading all your food adventures.

Cosmo Kramer said...

Congrats, Sherman. Year's flown by. Job well done.

Jeanie said...

CONGRATULATIONS, SHERMAN! i LOVE how you update soo often!..and how ur just as big of a food lover as i am. P.S what ever happened to that "top 10" list i inquired about (and u agreed to)? hehe...

angus said...

Congratulations. Maybe we could go to Keg next time you're in town.

Sherman said...

Hi Jeanie, the top 10 is almost done, probably wait another month or so!

oneframe said...

Congrats on one year! Great write ups!

Murray said...

Nice job, man. Keep those updates coming!

Possible said...

Congrats Sherman! I really enjoy reading your blog. Please keep up the fantastic work and that stomach of steel. Cheers! ;o)

Paul L said...

Go back to work Sherman. Well done. You set a lofty goal and have carried it off with style. HERE IS TO WHERE IT LEADS.

I Love Food Blog said...

Congrats Sherman on one year!
Thanks for the good reads.
Keep it up!

(By the way, I'll opt to not be included in the draw, but thanks anyways!)

Ada said...

has it only been a year? I feel like I've been reading your blog longer than that! Following your blog is addictive like facebook & email! Thanks for all the good eats...& bad experiences...keep doing what you're doing!

Heerim said...

Congratulations on your anniversery!
And I completely understand your fear for New West food. I grew up there, so obviously I always preferred eating at home (that and my mom's cooking can rival any chef's, in my (biased) opinion). I blame that for my lack of knowledge re: Vancouver eats!
I've been perusing your site (obsessively) and now I have a loooong list of places to visit. Thanks ;)

Darina said...

Happy Blogaversary! It can be a lot of work,can't it? But so much fun. Congratulations

Wendy said...

Congratulations! Hope it's the first of many years to come. I really enjoy reading your blog for restaurant recommendations.

Shiela said...

Congratulations Sherman! I've always enjoyed your blog!

Shine said...

It is amazing how much you have accomplished in such a short time!

I value your blog and the work you put into it. I have consulted your opinions many times when looking for new places to try.

To many more food adventures!

universitystudy88 said...

Happy Birthday to you!
and many more years of eating and blogging.

Leanne said...

Hi Sherman, congratulations! I really appreciate how frequently you update your blog and how thorough the posts always are. I don't know how you keep it up, but it's always a nice little slice to my day. Thanks!

krazi said...

Hey! Congrats on your first year anniversary! You've done a great job with the blog. We should go on another adventure again soon. Cheers!

Gordie said...

Great blog.Congrats!! Keep up the great work. How do you find the time? Alway enjoys your thoughts.

Kory said...

Hello Sherman. I enjoy reading your blog and hearing about you from your friend, Bear :-) Congratulations on your first anniversary of your wonderful blog.

Wendy said...

Congratulations on the milestone! I've enjoyed reading your blog and trying out some new restaurants based on your recommendations.

Emilicious said...

Congrats on your 1st anniversary, Sherman! So glad we could share in your passion for what we all love, FOOD! Your pix and commentary are highly entertaining :)

Looking forward to the next year of bloggin'... how many more restaurants are left???