Lucky Dip – Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

In Toronto:

The Group of Seven Chefs have announced that they’ll be doing a James Beard dinner on September 12th. Congratulations to everyone involved, it’s quite a coup.

Banh Mi Boys (392 Queen Street West) expects to re-open on March 26th.

You should go:

Boehmer (93 Ossington Avenue) holds their weekly lobster boil tonight (and every Tuesday). $18 gets you your own tasty crustacean with garlic butter.

Montgomery’s Inn (4709 Dundas Street West) hosts a St. Patrick’s Day tea on Saturday March 17th from 1pm – 4pm. Featuring tea-time specialties from the Emerald Isle including porter cake, shamrock cookies and more. $10.

George Brown Chef’s School student group Tastes of Tomorrow hosts a molecular gastronomy demonstration by Chef John Placko of Maple Leaf Foods on Monday, March 19th at 6:30pm at the George Brown Chef School, 300 Adelaide St. E, Room 112. Please RSVP at for this event.

Drop by the Palais Royale (1601 Lakeshore Boulevard West) tomorrow (Wednesday, March 14th) or any Wednesday from noon – 3pm for the Faith, Hope and Charity luncheon. $15 gets you a buffet lunch with all funds being donated to 3 charities.

In other food news:

Some No Name beef products sold at Loblaws were recalled due to contamination from E.coli. Betcha Galen Weston kicks himself every day for those comments he made about supermarket food being safer than farmers’ market food, huh?

This story about red meat and cancer and heart disease is in pretty much every newspaper around the world today. Will it cause anyone to actually cut back their consumption, though? [The Guardian]

And you know what else will kill ya? Soda pop. Ah well, you don’t need it if you’re not eating the hamburger, right? [Daily Mail]

Come on now, who’s more welcoming than the whores? An Austrian group wants to rename a bunch of offensively-named foods, including pasta alla puttanesca and the Italian pasta-makers union agrees, claiming “”Our job is all about welcoming people and for this reason we should offer a good example.”

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2 thoughts on “Lucky Dip – Tuesday, March 13th, 2012”

  1. I am so happy that you are back. I love your column and recommend it to any of my friends that like to dine out or eat good food. Accordingly, that includes just about every one I know.

    1. Kirsten – thank you so very much for your kind words and your support. They made my day and are very much appreciated.

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