Best of 2010: Fun food finds in British Columbia and Alberta

I was somewhat surprised that my 2010 adventures in Canada were limited to British Columbia and Alberta. Maybe that's 'cuz I got to enjoy so much more of it the year before during Closet Canuck's Great Big Canadian Train Adventure.

Fortunately, there was nothing dull about the dining scene in the two provinces where I spent time in the past 12 months. Here is my Best of 2010: A dozen fun food finds in BC and Alberta.

Bon Appetit!

Cinnamon Rolls
: Nancy's Bakery in Lund, Vancouver Island, BC

Afternoon Tea: The Urban Tea Merchant, West Vancouver, BC

Molecular Gastronomy: Apron, The Westin Wall Centre at Vancouver Airport, Richmond, BC

Cool Name, Cuisine & Atmosphere
: Skinny Legs & Cowgirls, Edmonton, AB

Date Night: Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, Vancouver, BC

Handmade Potato Chips: Blink Restaurant & Bar, Calgary, AB

To-Go Bags with Piggy Paper Clips: CHARCUT Roast House, Calgary, AB

Non-hip and Trendy Yaletown Resto: Hamilton Street Grill, Vancouver, BC

Fabulous Burger: crazyweed restaurant, Canmore, AB

Asian Eatery: Wild Tangerine, Edmonton, AB

Eloise at The Plaza's Canadian Outpost: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, AB

Morning Wake-Up Call: Elm Coffee, Edmonton, AB

A sampling of desserts at Yaletown's Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar in Vancouver.
Photo by Sue Frause

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