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Lucky Peach’s Latest Cover Is a Spot-on Food-Magazine Parody

The new issue of Lucky Peach looks strikingly similar to Bon Appétit and Food and Wine, but makes even grander promises: Three chefs changing food forever! Dishes that are ready to explode! America's next best restaurants! The editors...Show More Summary

In Praise of the Gibson, the Classic Cocktail That’s Finally Getting Its Due

The Gibson at the Happiest Hour. In the annals of mixed drinks, the Gibson is a kind of spectral presence. Though more than a century old, and enshrined in classic films like North by Northwest and All About Eve (always a good way to...Show More Summary

Chef Daniel Humm Officially Enters the Veggie-Burger Fray

The new veggie burger at the Nomad Bar. Common wisdom holds that in the history of veggie burgers, exactly two have been worth eating: the justly celebrated, if loftily named, Superiority Burger from former Del Posto pastry chef Brooks...Show More Summary

World’s Best Truck Spill Leaves 220 Gallons of Maple Syrup Flowing Through the Streets

BYO waffle. Traffic on a New Hampshire highway got snarled for hours yesterday because of a freak accident involving a 220-gallon maple-syrup leak. Authorities spent several hours fruitlessly applying coats of sand and "something like...Show More Summary

Here’s Yet Another Reason to Hate Cilantro

Beware. Gross: U.S. health officials have discovered human feces and toilet paper in Puebla fields (a two-hour drive from Mexico City) that produce cilantro, and have instituted an import ban. The cilantro has been linked to hundreds...Show More Summary

‘Savage or Civilized? Manners in Colonial Australia’ by Penny Russell

You may remember a number of years back when Prime Minister Paul Keating had the audacity to place his hand on Her Majesty’s back to gently steer her in a crowd. He was quickly dubbed “The Lizard of Oz” by … Continue reading ?

Extra, Extra: U of T Research Facility Receives $114 Million Grant, Just Desserts’ Bittersweet Bash, and FHRITP

51 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The University of Toronto has received a $114 million from the federal government, the largest single research grant in the school’s history. Under the Canada First Excellence Research Fund, Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed […]

Poll Position: Majority Supports 2024 Olympic Bid

51 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the Pan Am Games at a close, Toronto now has to decide whether or not to submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. “Do you support of oppose Toronto making a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games?” Approve: 61% Disapprove: 30%...Show More Summary

Olivia Chow Announces Federal Run, Sets Matchup Against Adam Vaughan

51 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Former mayoral candidate confirms return to federal politics with a bid for Spadina-Fort York. She’s ba-ack. This morning, Olivia Chow confirmed suspicions of her planned return to federal politics, and announced official plans to accept the NDP nomination and run to be the Member of Parliament for the Spadina-Fort York riding. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter Protests on the Allen Expressway

52 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Yesterday, Black Lives Matter took over Allen Road to share their message, and some people chose to focus on their tactics. Hundreds of protesters took to Eglinton Gilbert Parkette yesterday evening to demand justice for Jermaine Carby and Andrew Loku, who both recently died at the hands of local police. Show More Summary

TIFF Announces 40th Anniversary Opening Lineup

52 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The festival celebrates its 40th anniversary with a reciprocating saw-sporting Jake Gyllenhaal and a man-bunned Paul Gross. TIFF CEO Piers Handling and Artistic Director Cameron Bailey took to the TIFF Bell Lightbox this morning to announce the first wave of programming for the festival’s 40th anniversary. Show More Summary

Photoist: Dark Art

52 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dark Art by JD’s Photography. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: July 28, 2015

52 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We're sweating, and it's not the because of athletic exertion. Today's headlines: changes before the Parapan Am Games, a Black Lives Matter Toronto protest shuts down part of Allen Road, and the Supreme Court gets another Conservative-appointed judge. Show More Summary

10 Interesting Facts about the British During World War II You Might Not Know

World War I was supposed to be the “war to end all wars”, but left a legacy that ensured a future conflict. In 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland, Britain and its allies had enough and declared war. Persevering through dark daysShow More Summary

iPad App Alert: The English Monarchs – Great Learning App for Kids and Adults!

The iPad is a great way to explore history and an app has just been brought to my attention that I just had to share. The English Monarchs is a timeline journey through all the Kings and Queens of England starting with Alfred the Great...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: The Little Book of Scones by Liam D’Arcy and Grace Hall

Bakers will adore this collection of scones with a twist! Perfect for your next tea party. “Just about the most charming food book I’ve come across this year.”  (The Independent) This e-cookbook is best enjoyed on a tablet, and provides both metric and imperial measurements. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: What I’m Excited to Eat in the U.S. As I Visit Home from England

Editor’s Note: This is Nicole’s last post until September as she’ll be traveling for most of the month of August. Let’s all wish her safe travels! I’ll be back in the U.S. for a couple of weeks in August. This is our second visit back...Show More Summary

S.F. lots not the smallest in U.S., but still really small

Though every square foot of space is of such extreme value and having a backyard is a rare treat, the smallest lots in America aren’t in San Francisco. According to a new Zillow study, that designation goes to Baltimore, MD, where the average lot is just 1,710 square feet. The second smallest lots are in

CMPD Officer Reggie Love Busted

From WCNC:A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer is now on administrative assignment following an arrest for drunk driving.Friday morning around 3:30 a.m. the Guilford County Sheriff's Office pulled over a vehicle for driving erratically. Show More Summary

Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen will revive the old Dogwood Space on Peachtree next month

The stand-alone building at 565 Peachtree Street, formerly the home of Dogwood Restaurant until it closed in 2011, is finally getting a new tenant. Chef Wendy Chang (formerly of Eurasia and Tamarind Seed) will open Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen, serving plant-based, organic, and locally sourced fare come mid-August.

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