You know, I’m almost flattered. While I’m aware that Beyond the Rhetoric has over 150 RSS subscribers and gets a decent amount of trickle traffic from various sources — Google, StumbleUpon, linkage from other blogs, etc. — it’s always a little surprising when I find a “real” organization or celebrity find my blog. It’s even more surprising when they take the time to leave a comment, however brief, confirming their presence within the confines of this corner of the interwebs. Buzz Bishop (from local radio fame) made a visit recently, for example.

I like food. I particularly like good food, whether it be a $60 burger or a bowl of rice in a Korean supermarket. But when it comes to fine dining, the one event that I look forward to every year is Dine Out Vancouver.

Earlier this year, I dined at The Fish House in Stanley Park and at The William Tell Restaurant in Downtown Vancouver. During the Dine Out promotion, you can have a three-course meal for $15, $25, or $35, depending on the establishment. This is quite the bargain, especially when you compare it against their regular prices.

Anyways, a comment was left late Friday night on the William Tell review by someone from Tourism Vancouver. I’m not sure how they stumbled across that post, but they noted that the Dine Out organizers have set up a Facebook group, encouraging you to “come and join in the conversation and get insider tips!” I was a little hesitant to post about this group on this blog, because reservations can be hard to come by during Dine Out Vancouver, but hey, I’ve got too much love for my readers! 🙂

Dine Out Vancouver 2008 takes place from January 16 to February 3. More information can be found here.