Lucky Dip – Monday, March 12th, 2012

In Toronto:

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.

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Lucky Dip – Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Everything old is new again. The next food trend won’t be about trucks or foam – it will be about history. [Wall Street Journal]

Your peanut butter is about to get expensive – even if you buy the local stuff. Time to stock up. [Toronto Star]

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]

Canada is the only G8 country without a national school lunch program. Will we ever get one? [Globe and Mail]

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Lucky Dip – Thursday, July 21st, 2011

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]

When did bartenders become mixologists and why does it now take 10 minutes to mix a cocktail? [Bon Appetit]

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]

Sea salt – you know, that other, less salty kind of salt. [Food Navigator USA]

Cass Enright has a hit with beer at the Barns. [The Grid]

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