Lucky Dip – Friday, March 23rd, 2012

In Toronto:

Canadian Beer News reports that the Mill Street Airport Pub will open on Monday, March 26th at Pearson’s Terminal 1.

Happy Anniversary to Centro (2472 Yonge Street), the restaurant celebrates 25 years in business this year. Plans are in the works for a blow-out party in November – get yourself on the mailing list.

Corks at Longos (15 York Street) will be tapping their first cask on April 13th. The brew is reportedly a hop bomb from Black Oak Brewing.

You should go:

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. takes over bar Volo (587 Yonge Street) on Thursday, March 29th from 7pm onwards. This means that every cask and tap (13 taps, 7 casks, plus 7 bottles) will be serving beer from Beau’s. Watch for seasonals and some funky one-offs (there’s one with peanut butter!). No cover, but it will likely be packed.

Tonight’s drop-in dinner at The Depanneur (1033 College Street) is a vegan extravaganza with lentil soup, organic greens and (optional gluten-free) bread for $10. Starts at 6pm.

As part of their Maya exhibit the ROM and C5 restaurant are hosting a gastronomic journey of all things Mexican. On Saturday, March 31st, C5 Chef Corbin Tomaszeski will be joined by Jose Hadad of Frida Restaurant for a 3-course meal of Mexican delights. Cost is $65 per person. Call C5 to book a spot.

Splendido (88 Harbord Street) brings back their Food & Wine Exchange dinner series. The first takes place on Wednesday, March 28th and features the wines of Tawse Winery. Chef Victor Barry’s menu features oysters, lamb, morels and the famous foie gras parfait. Tickets are $170 per person.

In other food news:

Canned food that heats itself? The manufacturer wants everyone to eat this, but from the sounds of things, the products will remain firmly in the “emergency food” category. [Guardian]

Fire is good – why raw foodists might feel healthier than the rest of us but probably have it wrong. [io9]

Dear men, please join us on this cycle of self-hatred, denial of enjoyment and low self-esteem. The diet companies are coming for you. [CNN]

Why it’s more expensive to run a coffee house in the summer. (You people and all your napkins!) [Grub Street]

It’s not just an episode of The Office – parents really do get too involved in helping to sell those Girl Scout cookies. [News/Talk 760 WJR]