Quoted: A whole bunch of Vancouver food people on whether their city is on the cutting edge
If you compare us to New York, no. If you compare us to Regina, yeah.
— Brad Miller, chef and owner of Vancouver’s Red Wagon, responding to the question of whether Vancouver is on the cutting edge of culinary trends. The quote comes from an interesting piece in the Georgia Straight which surveyed 100 people in the industry about their city’s standing in the culinary world. Some lauded the city’s Asian cuisine and pointed to the new Japadog location that recently opened in New York. Others lamented the only very recent rise of the macaron and Neapolitan pizza, a sure sign that the city is behind the times. Vikram Vij argued that Vancouver’s sheer indifference to trends is what makes it, well, trendy. Sure, the piece has little to do with Toronto. But sometimes it’s just nice to see evidence that Toronto isn’t the only Canadian city with the occasional crippling inferiority complex. [Georgia Straight]