Lucky Dip – Monday, June 6th, 2011

The German e.coli scare – it’s sprouts, it’s not sprouts… we still don’t have a clue. [Toronto Star]

There’s always the possibility that it might have been terrorists poisoning the food supply. [Daily Mail]

And don’t think it couldn’t happen here. Check out this list of foods in Canada that are currently being recalled. [National Post]

Is there such a thing as too much fruit? Only if you’re seriously overeating, because it still beats chips. [Toronto Sun]

Can we be over the burger thing yet? Please? [Esquire]

Do you expect friendly enthusiasm from the restaurants you eat at? What if you met with ambivalence or indifference? [CNN: Eatocracy]

You know how when you eat a lot of garlic, you smell like garlic? How about if you eat candy scented with roses? [ConfectioneryNews.com]

My good friend Jodi lost her beloved old cat this weekend. She eases the grief with cooking and chocolate. [Nostrovia!]

Word of Mouth: Deli Duel, Curdilicious, and an Italian wine dinner. [Toronto.com]

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Sunday Brunch – Chuck & Co.

Chuck and Co.
126 Atlantic Avenue
416-533-3500
Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30

Messy. And that’s not a bad thing.

Known for their handmade gourmet burgers, you wouldn’t expect a burger place to do up fancy brunch. And to be fair, the selection of breakfast sandwiches is pretty straightforward. This is more of a “grab a great sandwich on the way home from the farmers’ market” kind of brunch than a leisurely afternoon with scones and mimosas and linen napkins. But sometimes that’s all you want, and the offerings at Chuck and Co are wholly acceptable.

It’s a nice looking space with leather benches, white walls and white-washed floors. It’s empty save for us on both occasions we’re there, and after two visits, we’re now known as regulars, on a first name basis with Chantal, who cheerfully takes our order at the counter at the back.

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