Lucky Dip – Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Shark fin has been an issue for years, but now that we’ve been one-upped by Brantford, Toronto councillors finally seem interested in doing something about it. [Globe and Mail] [National Post] [Toronto Sun] [Toronto Star]

The history of the Oreo (complete with references to the Knights Templar) and other rotary-moulded cookies. [The Atlantic]

Moving beyond the era of low fat. [National Post]

UK restaurant critic Giles Coren has started including a sustainability rating with all of his restaurant reviews. [CatererSearch]

Just like at the cottage, but without the blackflies or traffic getting there – Scadding Court once again fills their pool with trout so city kids can experience catching a fish. [Toronto Star]

(more…)

Read More

Babaluu – More Than Just Salsa Dancing

Many Torontonians have walked past it without even knowing that it’s there. Maybe the people who go there for the salsa dancing also have a bit to eat. But for the most part, Babaluu Supperclub (136 Yorkville Avenue) flies under the radar when it comes to dining. Which is too bad, because owners Nubia Solano and Pilar Galvis have put a lot of work into the “supper” part of their Latin supperclub.

Opened in 1994 in a space on Bloor West, the restaurant moved to its current location in 1996 when the original building went bankrupt. Solano, who was working with Trevor Berryman of Bersani & Carlevale fame, had put a lot of work into the decor of the original space and brought many of the gorgeous glass murals with her when they had to move a few years later.

(more…)

Read More