For all of those people who like to make fun of me for putting soy sauce in my oatmeal. (You know who you are! *points accusing finger*)
- As of April 20th, McDonald’s Canada is giving away free coffee during breakfast for two weeks.
- Starbucks to sell gluten-free pastry in the U.S.
- Why are carrots orange?
- Where did the term “foodie” come from?
- Powerade vs Gatorade – Pepsi sues Coke over false advertising for drinks that we shouldn’t be drinking anyway unless we’re running marathons or training for the Olympics
- So Good’s meat madness is in it’s final matchup – steak vs. bacon. Voting is open until Friday noon. Steak was winning yesterday, but now bacon seems to be edging out steak.
- The new world’s 50 best restaurants list has been released and there’s a notable exclusion.
- 25 things chefs hate about you
- 25 things diners hate about restaurants
- This brings a whole new meaning to food notes.
- And lastly, this site has been making the rounds of various websites. It’s pretty amusing but if you don’t like foul language you’ll probably want to stay away. Fuck Yeah Cilantro.
Top Chef – You know, at first I didn’t like Carla but she totally grew on me and I’m hoping she wins the whole thing. Glad Gail is back; Toby was irritating. And I totally thought the other person would get kicked out of the final, but I guess past performance was a factor.
Only Here for the Food has a great interview with Chef Rob Feenie.
The Downtown Business Association has posted their Downtown Dining Week info ahead of time (for once) , including menus. (Interesting that the information is only posted on their home page, and not on a separate Dining Week page. And there are no cross links to the info when you click on Dining or Events. Obviously they need some tutoring when it comes to marketing and the web. At least this time I didn’t have to e-mail them a week before the event and ask where the restaurant listings were.) Meals are $15/$25/$50 per person and run from March 6-15. On a few menus that I clicked on, lunches were generally $15 while dinners were all an astounding $50! Not much savings for the dinner choice. At least there’s a better choice of restaurants this time around. (Although I have to say, the Spaghetti Factory? Srsly?)
eggbeater has a post on vegan baking and substitutions.
Edmonton Journal interview with Mark Bittman and on eating less meat.
If you’re a fan of the Watchmen, you might be interested picking up some limited edition Nite Owl dark roast coffee.
And speaking of coffee, Starbucks has some interesting package design for their new instant coffee, the VIA Ready Brew.
Mark Bittman in the NY Times on breakfast alternatives.
Frank Bruni in the NY Times gave Susur Lee’s new restaurant Shang a single star rating (ratings are 0 to 5). Ouch. Other reviews have been mixed. Does this mean he should have stayed in Toronto?