Sherman's Food Adventures: Sherman's Food Adventures 2nd Anniversary

Sherman's Food Adventures 2nd Anniversary

Can you believe it? It's been already 2 years since I started doing this. Well, I'm sure my stomach doesn't want to believe it. But it's true. From that first post in November of 2008, I have both experienced and learned a lot. Hey, I'm still learning lots every day! I need to give thanks to the many readers of this blog who leave insightful and encouraging comments. After all, it was that first comment that prompted me to do more than my "one" post. Yes, that's right, I only started this blog to get a particular someone off my case. She was an annoyance then; yet an inspiration today. Without her encouragement, this would've never existed. I have to reiterate that this blog is a passion of mine that is still a hobby of some sorts. I sincerely hope it is exemplified in my writing and pictures.

To show my appreciation for continued readership, I'm holding another draw for a $50.00 gift card to a restaurant which is convenient for the winner. Yes, it is less than I had for last years draw; but it comes out of my own pocket, so forgive me. Blame the HST or something like that. So, for each person who leaves a comment on this thread, they will be entered into a draw for the GC. Please leave at least a last name initial so I can differentiate between people with the same name. The draw will be held on November 15th via a random draw (using Random.org). Once again, thanks for reading and let's see if I have the appetite for more!

112 comments:

Doug Liu said...

Congratulations on your 2nd year anniversary of Sherman Food adventures!

Marie said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Sherman's Food Adventures! :D

Jane Putri said...

Wow, congratulations! I don't usually post comments but I read your blog at least once a week. Thanks for the food ideas.. :)

Martha N. said...

Happy 2 years! Congrats =) Thank you for doing this draw! You're so generous.

Joyce H. said...

Keep up the fantastic work!

Joseph Y. said...

Congratulations on your 2nd anniv. I read your blog everyday. I enjoy the funny pseudonyms you give to your dining companions. Here's to at least 2 more years of blogging.

monique c. said...

happy 2nd birthday to SFA!

Leslie L. said...

Just wanted to say that I love how you post every night at around the same time because I know when to check your site :). happy 2nd anniversary!

Buddha Boy said...

Happy 2nd Sherman.

Jessica Leng said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary!!! Really like to read your postings, I feel jealous while doing my "routine" diet tho. Did you gain any weight in the past 2 years btw? :P

Lyn Foong said...

Congratulations! I stumbled upon your blog and it has encouraged me to try out new places I never knew about. Sometimes I'll see a restaurant you tried in the past and am tempted to recommend dishes to you to try, but then they were done so long ago. Only strike when iron is hot, right? Thanks for the reviews, please keep writing :)

KimHo said...

Congratulations, man!

Hmmmmmmm.... I have always been under the impression it was to appease friends in general not one single person. I will have to ask who she is, hehehe (and specially if she regrets doing so!)

N Rogers said...

way to go Shermy! Nice work, and keep it up!

Dianna T said...

Congrats! :)
Hope you keep eating and sharing your adventures. They're always fun to read in the morning while having my breakie before work. :)

kwan said...

two years....congrats

Jamie said...

Wow 2 years! Wishing you more food adventures!

Janie said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and read it every morning before I start doing any work =)

Allison S said...

Love the blog!

merileee said...

hi sherman! looking forward to many more years of your reviews!

Ryan said...

Nice job....long time lurker, first time poster =)

Wang said...

Congratulations! You have awesome blog posts and I look forward to seeing more in the future

Yen said...

Congrats Sherman!
I don't suppose it's poor form to be entering into the contest, is it? : P

Either way, I wish you many more happy food eatings to come!

Mary L. said...

Congrats! :)

Colleen C said...

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary on food blogging! I always read your posts when trying to choose a new place to eat at. :)

Anita said...

Happy 2 Years Sherman! It has been a pleasure meet and eat with you! :)
I wish you many food adventures to come! YAY! :D

Amy said...

Your blog is awesome and I look forward to reading it everyday! Congrats on your 2nd year of blogging!

Andy Y said...

Yay 2 years! Thanks to you I can avoid the horrible places that get poor reviews :)

Vivian L said...

I follow your blog daily and love it!

Alice (Osaka) said...

congrats! I like your blog a lot, keep up the good work!

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations Sherman! Thank you for the great daily reads :)

Wynnie L. said...

Happy two years! Keep up the awesome work :) I love reading your blog and has given me many ideas for my own dining adventures :)

holly said...

A year sure goes by fast!

It seemed like it was just yesterday when I won the first draw.

Here's to more food adventures and blogging.

Jeremy C said...

I love your blog. I look forward to reading it every day

Linda N said...

happy anniversary sherman! we always come to your site to read up on the best restauants!

Meghan said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary! I just started to follow your blog and it always makes me so hungry!

Natalie said...

Congratz Sherman!! I follow your posts daily!! I especially love how I don't have to click more inorder to keep reading. Haha Thanks for all the food ideas!!

Grace said...

Congratulations Sherman on the second year of your anniversary! =D I've been reading your blogs everyday for more than a year now!

Bob Sieben said...

Congratulations Sherman

I really enjoy your blog

Ceci T. said...

Congratulations!! I often come to your blog for ideas on where to go! Thank you for the draw!

Jason J. said...

Your blog is hilarious sometimes, good job man! Happy 2nd!

Buddha Girl said...

Happy Anniversary! Keep up with the great posts!!!

Gary N. said...

Congrats Sherman. Your hard work on this blog is inspiring for everyone! That's probably why your blog is the #1 blog on Urbanspoon, well written and humour too.

PS - Get some big whig restaurant to sponsor your contest! Save money! :P

Mandy said...

Congrats Sherman! That's a lot of food! If I win are you joining us for dinner? - Mandy W.

laura said...

I hope you an appetite for LOTS more! Keep up the great work. Thanks!
Laura W

Nick L said...

I've been a follower of your blog for about 6 months now, Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Wow, it is amazing to see you eat at so many places. May you have many more years of food adventures!

Frank W

Erica said...

wow already 2 year?? HAPPY 2nd anniversary to Sherman's food adventures!!! from secret reader who drops by every day :)

Mike H said...

Happy Anniversary! Hopefully many more years to come!

Celina said...

Congratulation!!

Catherine Y. said...

Fantastic blog! Whenever my friends and I can't think of a place to try, I always tell them that I will check with Sherman! Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary!

831 said...

wow... already 2 years? Congrats!!! I check ur blog everyday.. then when i get bored.. i click on all the blogs on the side hahaha... im serious @@... one by one HAHahhahaa!

Winnie N said...

Congratulations Sherman on two years! I always check your blog before I check out a new restaurant :)

Anson said...

Congrats on another year. And wow, who can pass up on a great deal like this. LOL

Karmin I. said...

Congrats on your 2nd anniversary. Your blog has been very useful and I read it everyday!

Eric Chow said...

Congratulations! You've got quite a follow for just 2 years. Very impressive.

Ada C said...

Always entertaining and informative to read your posts! Keep up the food adventures!

Peter C said...

Congratulations Sherman. I looove your blog and am in it all the time. Have been to many places after checking out your reviews. Good job, dude.

kRaZi said...

Congrats on your 2nd successful year! We should plan our next annual meal.

Helen S. said...

Congratulations Sherman! Please continue blogging, and keep up the good work! It's always fun reading your daily posts, it helps ease my sudden cravings sometimes :P

Melissa @ The Food Pursuit said...

Happy birthday Sherman's Food Adventures! May your adventures be filled with more yummy things.

Jeanie V. said...

A huge congrats on your 2nd year anniversary, Sherman! Thanks for the diligent daily updates, awesome posts, and for giving me something to read every morning! Cheers!

mary anne wong said...

This CBC (Canadian-born Chinese) has taken her choosy Chinese mom to a few places based on your recommendations. Mum's been shocked that I know the good things to order! I have you to thank for that :)


Thanks for your thoughts, your food photography, and your adventuresome spirit! hooray for two years!

Doug said...

Congratulations Sherman!

Jodes said...

Two years and so many restaurants! I think it's great you are dishing out a gc to one of your lucky followers. Looking forward to more foodie posts!

Deborah H. said...

Congratulations on 2nd anniversary of Sherman's Food Adventures! I love reading your blogs and looking at the pictures :)

Claire said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary! Thanks to you I consider Ocean Avenue and Sushi Oyama among my favourite places to go.

LotusRapper said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Sherman. Keep up the great work.


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e. Rheaume said...

Congrats on 2 years man, im here everyday, jealous of you gastric adventures :)

Jacob Sussman said...

Congrats Sherman - I read this every day, and it is fantastic!

Elaine said...

Hooray to another year of good eats!

Edwina Lo said...

I read this blog and chowtimes religiously!

Costanza said...

Congrats on your 2nd year! Alton Brown wanted me to wish you "Good Eats" on the next 2 years.

Elaine D. said...

My favourite restaurant blog by far! Keep up the great work, Sherman!

tricia said...

love the site congrats!

Cally said...

How can one measure two years in food? Keep up the eatings!

velouria said...

Congratulations! Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Corinne K.

grace w said...

Keep it up! I check this your site on a daily basis! !

Anna said...

Congrats! Love how you rate each restaurant, good and bad. I definitely went back to your blog when I last visited Vancouver, (back in Feb). Wish there was something similar for Edmonton. There's food blogs but not as committed and well done as yours! Keep it up, as long as your stomach can hold out.

Christian L. said...

Whoa. Awesome! Thanks for all the hard work and congrats. !!!

Judy W said...

Congrats! :)

Sherman said...

Wow, thanks for all the kind words of encouragement! It means a lot, it really does. For the questions as to whether I gained any weight, I did at first, but have since lost it, so I'm back to where I started.

Kim, yes it was to appease more than one person, but one was more persistent than the others.

Megno said...

congrats! it's been a pleasure reading your blog (almost every day :D) for the last half a year.

TS of eatingclub vancouver said...

2 years already?! Really.

Brad Watson-Davelaar said...

Congratulations on a 2nd year of great food blogging! This is surely my first stop to investigate to restaurants and just keep up to date with the eats in and around town! Keep it up

dave s said...

Awesome 2nd Anniversary to Sherman's Food Adventures!

Nancy said...

Congrats! Time really goes by quickly, doesn't it. I look forward to many more posts.

Follow Me Foodie said...

Holy sh*t Sherman! 2 years already and 86 comments on this post?! That's inspiring for me. AND $50 for from your OWN pocket?! You aren't really Chinese are you? =p

Just to let you know you were an inspiration for Follow Me Foodie.

Don't enter me in the draw, because I'll feel bad if I win... although I would like some compensation for losing to you in the Maple Leaf Prime Pork contest. lol j/k! I was honoured to just be one of your competitors!

Kevin said...

What's the second picture have to do with this post? Is that something you've come to appreciate & love over the 2 years of constantly dining out?

Congrats on turning 2. Not the blog, you & your maturity ;).

Robert said...

Thank you for your dedicated appetite and congratulations on your 2nd anniversary!

Josh C said...

I just found out about your blog when doing a Google search for Burgers Etc.

Now your site has become mandatory reading for me and all my coworkers. Keep up the good work.

btw - how do you find the time to eat at all these places??? Are some of these reviews archives from before your blog was started? mathematically speaking, at the rate you're eating out, you should have been bankrupt 2 months ago...

Sherman said...

Mijune, I don't consider you a competitor (well, maybe the Maple Leaf contest). Fellow bloggers share the love of food, that's all.

Kevin, I get stomach aches like everyone else!

Josh, actually these are real food adventures for the last 2 years. Yes, most of the posts are out of date order, and I do have a long queue of posts that are waiting to be published. But these are my actual eating patterns for the last 2 years.

Carly said...

Love your website and read it all the time! Congrats on 2 years! :)

Emily W. said...

Congrats! Even though I don't actually know you, I often check your posts to gather a mental list for some places to try when I'm home :)

Jon R. said...

Keep up the good work!

Danielle M. said...

Congratulations Sherman, keep up the great work! You come only second to MAN v FOOD!!! :)

blythe said...

Congrats Sherman! My husband and I enjoy your posts a lot and your name comes up regularly in our food conversation. "Sherman says it's good, let's check where Sherman would recommend for dim sum etc etc..." Keep up the good work!

sam said...

Wow! 2 years already!! We both really appreciate your humor and hard work. Before going anywhere to eat, we consult with your blog. Thanks for all the heads up and keep on eating! Pls say "Hi" to the family. Cheers.

sam said...

Wow! Congratulations!!! 2 years already! We both really love your humour and reviews. We can't go out to eat without consulting your blog first! Thanks for all the hard work and insight. You're the BEST!! :O Cheers.

aj67 said...

I read you every day!! Congradulations on the 2 years!!

Janet said...

Happy 2nd anniversary and wishing you many more good eats! WG

Snake said...

Just give me the darn gift card!

Joanna said...

congratulations on 2 years - i read your blog every morning!

K. said...

congrats! i love reading your blog!

klara c said...

happy 2nd birthday!!! your blog is awesome!

Ana M. said...

Congratulations! I read your blog almost everyday! so helpful in my quest for good places to eat here in Vancouver... (just moved to Vancouver) Good luck and here's to more years of blogging!!!

chanman said...

What staggers me is just how many places you've managed to eat at in just two years!

Michelle K. said...

Congrats!! I love reading your blogs and I am tempted to start my own but no one has been viewing yet~ It is hard work and you've done a great job keep it up :D

slif said...

Congratulations to one of the most well-written food blogs in Vancouver!

yoonie c. said...

hey, congrats!
I read your posts all the time!

Leanne Y. said...

Congrats, Sherman! I love how often you post; your blog has become my de facto encyclopedia/bible for dining in Vancouver. Here's to the next two years! (Or however long before your body gives out :P)

Junerose said...

What can I say...you are my go to guy if I am in the mood to try a new restaurant. Love your reviews and your humor. Keep it up! Congrats on your 2nd anniversary.

Sherman said...

Once again, thanks for all the love. I hope the 3rd year will be even better! :)