Food truck advocates all thought that parking the trucks (with permission) in a privately-owned parking lot was completely legal. Turns out there’s a weirdly obscure by-law on the books at city hall and the food truck Food Cabbie has been warned to move from their spot in a lot on Mutual Street. Oddly, someone at city hall issues the truck a permit in the first place. There’s already lots of fuss about this one, with petitions circulating. Full details, plus threats to leave Toronto by petulant and histrionic food-truck lovers, at BlogTO.
Chef Howard Dubrovsky, owner of L.A.B. Restaurant (651 College Street) announced this weekend via Twitter that yesterday (Sunday, March 11th) would be their last day of business. A closing party will take place at the restaurant on Thursday evening.
They don’t get to choose what they’ll eat, and to protesters there to have their say against corporations like Monsanto, than might mean dinner is a choice of prepared foods made with GMOs or nothing, but the folks occupying Wall Street are eating pretty well. [New York Times]
If you were wondering if the gourmet burger trend has maybe jumped the shark, here’s proof. If there are enough burger places in Toronto for NOW to do a “Top 50” feature, and still leave out some notable local spots, then we have too many burger joints. [NOW]
This is kind of a “well, duh!” article, but to reaffirm what we already know – a vegetarian diet high in fibre helps prevent diverticular disease compared to diets that are meat-heavy and low in fibre. (Don’t know what diverticular disease is? Google it, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.) [Toronto Sun]