I started YRS in January, 2010, and never intended it to be more than a short-term experiment in blogging and review writing. As such, I have accomplished what I set out to do, and am happy with what I accomplished. There will be no more restaurant reviews posted to this blog. I will leave the site open for now because the archive of existing reviews posted to the site is still relevant, relatively fresh. There are some good reviews on YRS, some of which I'm actually quite proud of.
To be blunt, even if I were to continue posting new reviews, they'd increasingly seem stale; they'd reflect the lack of an exciting, thriving restaurant culture in Victoria. Reviewing this city's restaurants was fun for the first year, but after that I felt increasingly like Tordenskjold in Kierkegaard's "Endless Parade":
It is like Tordenskjold with his famous parade: it uses over
and over again the same few troops, but when they have
marched past the reviewing stand they turn into a side street,
don another uniform, and thus continue the parade.....of
the incalculable forces of the garrison.