Lucky Dip – Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

First of all, a tweet from a visiting chef about the smell of the city really isn’t a story, ya’ll are streeeeetching it there, Toronto Life. And more importantly, at this time of year, Chinatown/Kensington smells of more than just dried fish. It’s a complicated melange of durian, those long fried bread sticks, rotting produce, cooking soybeans, and chicken shit, plus a bit of fish, BBQ, and coconut bread, depending on the day of the week. [Toronto Life: The Dish]

Sick of Yelp? What took you so long? It seems that people are finally cluing into the fact that their tastes and criteria for “good food” may not match up with that of strangers on the Internet. [Bon Appetit]

Some new fast food items with over the top calories, fat and sodium. (I am craving the Hawaiian pancakes now, I don’t care.) [The Beast]

Sustainably-raised, LOCAL shrimp – in Las Vegas?? Baby, the things you can do with old shipping containers! [Good Food]

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