From Justin Bieber strengthening his bond with Tim Hortons to TikTok making Negroni Sbagliato the most popular cocktail of 2022, it's really been a heck of a year, hasn't it?
Beyond the international sensations, annual year-end restaurant features by major outlets like The Globe and Mail to a look at this year's food trends by Daily Hive remind us that there is never a dull moment when it comes to Canada's food scene.
Here are five Canadian food year-in-review articles you may have missed over the past while.
Food critic and columnist Alexandra Gill shares her top Vancouver dishes of 2022
Instead of looking back at 2022 by way of a Top 10 new restaurant feature for The Globe and Mail, food critic Alexandra Gill opted to celebrate the 10 best dishes she's eaten in the past twelve months.
From duck liver parfait on a honey crueller at Bar Susu to perogies at Kozak Ukrainian Restaurant, she shouts out many delicious-sounding creations.
The best new restaurants in the Prairies for 2022 according to The Globe and Mail
Dan Clapson just released his year-end feature for The Globe and Mail celebrating the Prairie restaurant scene as a whole. His Top 10 best new restaurants list includes Winnipeg's Nola, Calgary's Lonely Mouth Bar and Pop Wine Bar in Saskatoon.
Vancouver Is Awesome edtior Lindasy William-Ross shares her top Vancouver dishes of 2022
Since the city has such a stellar food scene, let's bring it back to Vancouver just one more time in this final ICYMI of 2022.
Vancouver Is Awesome editor Lindasy William-Ross dishes on her dining (and dynamic packaged foods like the FISHcuterie box pictured above) highlights of the past twelve months in a fun year-end feature. We'd be shocked if you don't crave the French Onion pasta dish from Collective Goods immediately after reading her piece.
Daily Hive recounts the best and worst food trends of 2022
From bakers getting creative with croissants to penis-shaped waffles and Justin Bieber's eye-roll-inducing continued collaboration with Tim Hortons, the Dished Staff at Daily Hive offer up their picks for the best and worst food trends of the year.
Some, like rising food costs ("worst"), are pretty obvious, but humorous commentary on things like the aforementioned sexy waffles, Biebs and Negroni Sbagliato (marked as "best" because, well, it is a delicious cocktail after all) make it a fun read.
Looking back on 2022: Halifax's food and drink scene
While we didn't get (enough of) our ducks in a row to conjure a year-end Nova Scotia feature of our own this year, The Coast has come through in spades with their robust feature that looks back on all things Halifax food and drink for 2022.
The publication touches on everything from new openings and closures to labour woes and even a little bit of industry gossip. Who doesn't live for a little relived drama?
The best dishes of 2022 according to 10 Toronto chefs
Toronto Life taps recognizable chefs like Eva Chin, Monika Wahba, Solomon Mason and Michael Lam to share their number-one-most-memorable dish from 2022.
Quetzal's scallops and perfect pizza slices from Pizzeria Badiali are just a couple of the tasty items the feature shouts out.