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It looks like food had a really good year (again)

CASUAL DINING1. The Restaurant AwardsOur 17 judges visited hundreds of rooms in order to rank the winners in 50 categories. It was a massive undertaking (the 26th to date), all to provide you with another year of assured great dining. p50-roundup2. The Power 50Our 15th annual ranking of this city’s biggest game changers. Whose city is it? That simple question, easy to pose but difficult to answer, helped to inform our deliberations as we sorted through the scores of names of people with a legitimate claim to a place on the list. buble-header3. Michael BubléWatch: Does Michael Bublé aspire to be a silver fox? The Canadian crooner talks social media, turning 40 and his high school reunion.  shaughnessy-header4. Shaughnessy: Is anybody home?In a city that increasingly values community and convenience, the tony ’hood now appears more out of step than ever. `1920x650_VM20715.LuisValdizon_Anna-Lena-Van-Mag-(Hi-Res)-7_LuisValdizon5. Kits restaurant serves comfort food with a modern twistOn reality TV, chef Michael Robbins was dealt an early elimination. But at AnnaLena, he’s cooking like a champion. millennial_header6. Why millennials are fleeing VancouverWith no housing or jobs, a generation plots revenge. Pretty much everything from Duffin's Donuts, 1391 E. 41st Ave., 604-325-5544 "It's a very inclusive restaurant—it's like the last frontier of honest food for everyday people."7. Vancouver locals show us where they like to eatThe Sunday Service, Gloria Macarenko, Osric Chau, Ryan Holmes, and Jackie Kai Ellis show us their favourite eateries around the city. veggie-header8. Eight of the best vegetarian restaurants in VancouverBacon can give you cancer, but fear not—this city is full of amazing tofu options. vancouver_treats9. 25 Vancouver treats to try this yearWe surveyed a selection of insatiable gourmands to find 25 local treats they reach for when temptation calls. `1920x650_ANGUS-AN-8889_andrew-querner10. Chef Angus An’s slow and steady rise to success“For me, it’s about ego,” says Vancouver’s master of Thai cuisine. “I try not to have one.”