Lucky Dip – Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

In Toronto:

Chef Rob Rossi announced yesterday that his new restaurant BestEllen (972 College Street) will open on Friday, March 2nd.

The Federal (1438 Dundas Street West) opens tomorrow is  in the former Zoots Cafe location, with a brunchy-type menu full of eggs, sandwiches, soups, waffles and a Ploughman’s lunch.

Japanese noodle chain Santouka Ramen is reportedly looking for a location in downtown Toronto.

And while it’s out in Brampton, Maroli, everyone’s favourite Keralan restaurant, opens a second location at 31 George Street North tomorrow.

The Granite Brewery (245 Eglinton Avenue East) has announced plans to expand brewing operations into the basement of their existing location. Full details at Canadian Beer News.

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Lucky Dip – Thursday, June 16th, 2011

When Greg saw this article on the front of the Star yesterday morning, he joked that people were getting really desperate to dig up some news stories about the Canada Post strike. But it turns out that the crown corporation actually handles a few live animals (baby chickens, for instance) that couriers won’t touch and the strike means that beekeepers can’t maintain their colonies without the queen bees that are waiting to be shipped… via Canada Post. [Toronto Star]

Further to my food truck diss of yesterday, this piece explains part of my reasoning against the trend – because if/when it finally gets to Toronto, it won’t be about small entrepreneurial families serving up authentic food, it will be about shit like French toast and cupcakes trucks. [Chow]

And speaking of food trends that really should have finished 2 years ago… enough with the goddamned bacon already. [The Village Voice: Fork in the Road]

Steven Davey is not a fan of the currywurst at our local sausage emporium, Wvrst, but he digs the dogs. [NOW]

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