Toronto has officially banned the sale, possession and consumption of shark fin. Thank you city council, for doing the right thing. Let’s hope this leads to other jurisdictions passing a similar law. [Toronto Star]
The math on this seems a little sketchy (a can of Coke has 39g of sugar; so 365 cans would be 14,196g or 31.29 pounds), but the New York City Healthy Department is claiming that drinking 1 can of soda a day is the equivalent of ingesting 50 pounds of sugar per year. Still, an extra 31 pounds can’t be good either. [CBS New York]
Goodbye potatoes, hello rice. How a changing demographic is changing how Canadians eat. [Food Navigator]
Eat your broccoli to keep colds at bay. [Globe and Mail]
Chefs and restaurants are now using Twitter regularly. Just remember – no squabbling with disgruntled customers and for the love of God, stop retweeting every nice thing anybody says about you. We know you’re great, that’s why we’re already following you! [Wall Street Journal]
Parkdale is still debating the benefits of having a
bar entertainment complex like Parts & Labour adjacent to private homes. [The Grid]
Candy smackdown – Coffee Crisp versus Crunchie. [Globe and Mail]
I hope I’m not as whiny about my “no lining up” policy as this person, but there are a few points here – most importantly that within a block of the hot trendy restaurant with the line is a place with no line where the food and service are actually better. [Slate]
Coffee purists might turn up their noses at flavoured coffees, but if you’re counting calories (or saturated fat), they’re a better bet than those lattes with all the milk and whipped cream. [Globe and Mail]
The 20 unhealthiest cereals – some of which you probably thought were good for you. [Daily Beast]
The folks at Kernal Peanuts are seeing black – rare black Valencias, that is. [Globe and Mail]
2 thoughts on “Lucky Dip – Wednesday, October 26th, 2011”
Sheryl, I made it to the bottom of the Slate no lining up policy piece and I’m going to have to disagree strongly with the author’s solution. She makes a backup reservation near trendy restaurants? Presumably, if Trendy Hot Table can seat her in a reasonable amount of time this means she just no shows on her table at Hard Working Local Joint? Seems pretty odious to me.
I agree David, just because I link to ’em doesn’t mean I endorse everything in ’em. That bit did seem a bit skanky.
I must be getting old, or I’m off my game – second time today I had the opportunity to call someone on their shit and didn’t.
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