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Toronto's Restaurant Serial Dater Published a Video

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Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.


Looks like the young woman terrorizing Toronto's single scene by prowling for free restaurant meals has made a video teaser for her project. The teaser — which seems to feature both footage and voice over from Tumblr blogger Erin Wotherspoon — was uploaded to Vimeo by user Jason Wotherspoon. (Is he possibly a sibling or cousin?) The teaser suggests that the blog is self-aware, a knowing attempt at building publicity and perhaps landing a book or movie deal (Wotherspoon is an actress). In the video, Wotherspoon explains the premise of her blog, how she goes on dates with men or women so she doesn't have to pay for her meals at Toronto's hottest restaurants.

"It seems I was born with the taste buds of her royal highness, but under that gorgeous petticoat are the pockets of her lady in waiting," Wotherspoon bemoans. "We all know that getting what you want in life can be tough. At least, that's what my fashionably thin wallet tells me. So I've decided to become a serial dater to fulfill my restaurant hit list. The plan? Join a slew of dating sites to find a man, any man, or even a woman, to finance this delectable adventure into the maze of the city's hottest resto nabes. You had me at elk tartare, and lost me at chinstrap. Follow me as I navigate my way through plenty of fish to the finest dimly lit rooms a girl can stuff her face in." Go, watch:

Video: Restaurant Tips From a Serial Dater Teaser

· Restaurant Tips From a Serial Dater Teaser [Vimeo]
· Toronto Woman Serial Dates to Get Free Restaurant Meals [-E-]
· All Dating Coverage on Eater [-E-]