Lucky Dip -Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Wait, is that a prime rib sandwich being sold from that hot dog stand? The city lightens up, food vendors are selling more than tube steak, and no one has died yet. Imagine! [Toronto Star]

Give me back that Filet-o-Fish – proof that High Fearnley-Whittingstall’s fish fight is having an impact, and proof that chefs and food activists in North America need to get off our asses – McDonald’s in Europe will switch to sustainably-caught fish for their Filet-O-Fish sandwiches. This after already switching to free-range/free-run eggs. [Bloomberg]

The most diverse food court in the city can be found at Downsview Market. [Spice City Toronto]

Hearing voices? It might be your coffee talking. [Toronto Sun]

“If Manhattan chefs don’t serve ramps in spring, the thought police come and take their farm-to-table badges away. . .” Foods NYC restaurant critics dislike and how they deal with it. [Village Voice]

I hope that the saga of Whole Green Kids doesn’t reflect badly on other daycare catering companies out there, but rather causes daycare and school administrators to do their homework and consider more than just the lowest price. [Toronto Star]

The fight by the potato lobby to try and keep French fries in US school cafeterias. [NPR]

Pack your pikanik basket… but mind the food storage temperatures in this piece; someone got a bit too happy with the 0s. [Toronto Sun]

Why food security needs to be an absolute priority. [Politico]

Oatmeal products may all start out as oats, but some end up being better than others. [Globe and Mail]

Is Groupon setting its sights on supermarkets? [YumSugar]

The best coffee in the world probably comes from Haiti. [Toronto Star]

When it comes to syrup, birch is the new maple. [Globe and Mail]