Lucky Dip – Friday, October 21st, 2011

Yikes! A Pusateri’s location was shut down yesterday due to an infestation of rats and roaches. [Toronto Star]

Conservatives – they’ve got a way of ruining everything. Like in the US where some supermarkets are refusing to stock Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls ice cream because of some right-wing organization of concerned parents. Really? You folks think a little chuckle and a punny innuendo is going to ruin society? [Huffington Post]

The guys behind Trevor Kitchen have started a pizza business. That they didn’t want you to know they were behind. [Toronto Star]

Wouldn’t it be a lovely world if places stopped kowtowing to celebrities, like the KFC in the UK that refused to reserve a table for John Travolta? Awesome. [Videogum]

Fear of being fat might be more dangerous than the fat itself. [Toronto Sun]

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Lucky Dip – Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Sketchy Toronto restaurants, be on notice – DineSafe is now available via a free iPhone app. We can now all easily find out the results of your last safety and sanitation inspection. [BlogTO]

Some people have too much time on their hands. How else can you explain a Christian group wanting Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls ice cream removed from shelves? [Village Voice: Fork in the Road]

You know how you have that dream of buying a country estate and finding an authentic Victorian kitchen hidden away in the basement, untouched by time? (Come on, I’m not the only one who has that dream!) For these folks, it came true. [Daily Mail]

Canada imports piles of dried legumes to India. You should import some to your dinner plate, because they’re good for you. [Globe & Mail]

Nobody likes an overly-demanding customer, but there are a few things that it’s okay to complain about in restaurants . [Chow]

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Lucky Dip – Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Can I share something? The food truck thing… I kind of really don’t care. I mean, sure, I grew up in Halifax where eating fries from Bud the Spud on the lawn of the Halifax library is an important part of a summer’s day. But this desperate “frenzy” Toronto has to be like US cities with a food truck scene? It’s a little embarrassing. [Globe and Mail]

The foodie backlash. Let’s hope this one sticks. [Food & Wine]

Pity the farmers – it’s agri-entertainment season in which self-entitled city folks, under the guise of strawberry picking, come to the farm, stuff themselves full of fruit they don’t pay for, trash the fields, and treat someone’s home and workplace like a farm-themed amusement park. [Toronto Sun]

Where your fish comes from – a world map indicating global ratio of aquaculture production. The scary bit… look at China and then think about how safe that food supply is. [The Atlantic]

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