You may have noticed a new sidebar to the right. I found out late last week, right when I was returning from New York, that I made it as a finalist in Saveur Magazine's Best Food Blog Awards
. Out of 40,000 entries, the editors chose my little blog as one of the top blogs in Culinary Travel, along with five others. This is a huge deal for me. Saveur is one of the top food magazines in the country and I buy it every time I'm in the States. There aren't many outlets left publishing the kind of work they do: personal, emotion-driven food stories, which have nothing to do with hot new trends. Will you vote for me? You do have to register your email address, and you can only vote once. Voting is open through April 26. Even if you don't have time to vote, or you feel weird giving out your email address, I want you to know that I appreciate you reading and commenting. (Or, in some cases, not commenting, which is okay too. Being a lurker is perfectly fine.) You guys make this a better place.