Richmond blogger wraps up 365 days of dining out
Rachel Bergen, CTV British Columbia
Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013 2:50PM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, June 5, 2013 8:51PM PDT
One year ago, Lindsay Anderson won a foodie’s dream job.
She beat out more than 1,500 contenders in the Richmond foodie blogger contest and took home a once-in-a-lifetime prize: the chance to dine at a different restaurant every day and blog about it.
Anderson was given a salary of $50,000, living compensation, and a daily stipend of $30 for all of her dining experiences. She's been eating, writing and taking pictures for 365 Days of Dining ever since. But that all ended this week.
“I know Richmond very well now,” Anderson said.
Richmond has over 800 restaurants, more than 400 of which are Asian restaurants, and Anderson has dined at 365 of them.
Anderson said the highlight of her blogging and dining experience was eating at Kiriri Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar.
“There was one dish in particular; it was the miso black cod. I was speechless… It was just so good. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever eaten,” she gushed.
Anderson celebrated her hundredth post at Gudrun Tasting Room in Steveston where she tried local honeycomb and delicious wines. This was a highlight as well.
And at Lucky Tao Chinese Seafood Restaurant, she and a friend split a large King Crab when they were in season.
Anderson also received a one-year membership to the Richmond Olympic Oval and fitness centre and regular “staycations” at hotels in Richmond.
After a full year of dining out and blogging, Anderson plans to take a break and eat more home-cooked meals, but there will be more blogging in her future.