North America's Best Food Writing Gig Now Taking Applications

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The dim sum at Shiang Garden in Richmond is among the best on the West Coast.
The city of Richmond, B.C. -- a suburb of Vancouver, Canada's balmiest city -- has just put out a call for what may be the best food-writing job on the continent. Michelin inspector? Nothing so secretive. Small-producer Champagne taster? No, far more varied. 

Richmond's tourism bureau has just advertised for a full-time blogger for its new 365 Days of Dining campaign. All you have to do is to come live in the city for a year and blog about one restaurant a day. (Naturally, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest duties are thrown into the mix.) As someone who eats out and blogs close to 300 days a year, SFoodie can tell you that this is not quite the party it sounds, but among Richmond's 800 restaurants include some of the best Chinese restaurants on the continent, and there's reportedly amazing Indian, Korean, and Vietnamese food as well.

The pay: $50,000 for the year. Seeing as how the Canadian dollar is pretty much equal to the American dollar, and the job's perks include free meals, free rent, a one-year gym membership, and socialized healthcare, you could save up a pretty penny. Of course, it's unclear whether Americans would be welcome to immigrate for a year, but if you're interested, applications open today via the campaign's Facebook page.

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