Shut Yo’ Mouth – Stuff I Wrote This Week – September 10th, 2011

In an effort to have this site be a place for all of my writing, I’m starting a new column that links to any other stuff I’ve written that has been published during the preceding week. I may try and go back and add older stuff, but much of it is time-sensitive, and thus not really relevant. At present, this will mostly be pieces I’ve written for Word of Mouth on as that is my main gig right now.

Go grazing with the master of food and wine at the Park Hyatt

Trump hotel to open high-end resto

The Melody Bar – not just for karaoke anymore

Hit the road, Matt

Eaton Centre unveils its Urban Eatery

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Lucky Dip – Friday, September 2nd, 2011

This is a nifty list of tips to help you shop for healthy grub at the grocery store, including info about how stores manipulate customers with displays and music chosen for target markets. Note to the Parkdale Price Chopper – that Huey Lewis that always seems to be playing when I’m there is actually having the opposite of the desired effect and makes me flee instead of stick around. [Sweet Potato Chronicles]

Toronto, are you excited for the return of Byron? You should be, the man is notorious – in the best possible way. [NOW]

I love the name and the premise of this new “Food Court” column, right now to the winners and losers judgment for each item. [Food52]

Note to self, don’t be so eager to grab the first batch of supposed freestone peaches that come along. Comparison shopping has its advantages. [Food With Legs]

Eating and cooking aboard a warship. You want fries with that? [Toronto Star]

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Lucky Dip – Wednesday, August 23rd, 2011

Could it be that we might eventually enjoy eating at a food court? The new Urban Eatery at the Eaton Centre, to open September 1st, is looking good. [Toronto Star]

You know that whole “know where your food comes from” philosophy? It applies to wine as well. Seems some South African wines are produced under horrific human rights conditions. [The Telegraph]

Office workers complain of stinky food items eaten by co-workers. Or, y’all could just not eat lunch at your desk, which is pretty darn gross anyway, even without the stink of tuna sandwiches. [Wall Street Journal]

The US Department of Agriculture refuses to implement a ban on using food stamps to purchase soda and other unhealthy beverages. [CBS News]

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Grandmother, a hipster or a flavour fanatic, there’s plenty of reasons and ways to get canning. [National Post]

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