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‘Toronto’ New Restaurant is a Paradise for Bao Lovers

This cleverly named restaurant makes a dizzying array of bao and banh mi, from pork belly to Japanese fried chicken. There’s also banh mi and a host of Asian-inspired appetizers like Bulgogi Kimchi Fries that’ll have you eating until you’re stuffed. Read my profile of It’s a Bao Time in the restaurants section. Read More..

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‘Toronto’ At This Toronto Cafe you Can PWYC for Coffee

One of Toronto’s quirkiest cafes has just become a bit more “kooky” in the words of its founder Liz Haines. Formerly called the Intergalactic Travel Authority, the espresso bar was designed to support Story Planet, a charity modelled after Dave Egger’s 826 Valencia, which provides writing and communication workshops for kids from age six to 18. Operated as a social …

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Why Some Restaurants Struggle on Toronto’s East Side

Toronto is a divided city; you’re either an east sider or a west sider and never the twain shall meet. Well, it’s not quite so dramatic, but there are definite differences between the two, especially when it comes to dining. Sure, the east side has its share of excellent and buzz-worthy restaurants – many travel east of the Don Valley …

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Food TV: Making Magic Chinese Noodles In Toronto

Noodles are a staple of Chinese cuisine, woven into the very fabric of the culture. The noodle is a symbol of longevity and are as much a part of a Chinese birthday celebration as a birthday cake. In Chinese tradition, noodles help to keep a meal in harmony – and so there are countless servings of noodles eaten each day around the world. In China, each region has …

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East Thirty Six Adds Southern Flavours To The French Fine Dining Mix

Lap up some southern hospitality later this month, courtesy of East Thirty Six’s Chef Brent Maxwell. On March 30, he’ll combine his skills in French fine dining with dashes of Spanish, Creole and Cajun influences for an off-menu experience called Southern Shindig. The menu promises an explosion of flavours, beginning the night with some Kentucky Derby favourites such as the duck confit Hot Brown (an open-faced sandwich), and end up …

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Toronto’s Best Late-Night Eats

1 PORK NINJAS AT WENONA CRAFT BEER LODGE 1069 Bloor W, Toronto, Ontario 647-344-6444 Website Barbecue is a heavily regional cuisine – what’s standard in Texas might be sacrilege in Kansas City. But at Jason Rees’s Pork Ninjas pop-up kitchen, which he operates out of the back of Wenona Craft Beer Lodge in Bloorcourt, you can try all of them …

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The Best Bars In Toronto

1 THE CLOAK BAR (UNDER MARBEN) Descend the stairs at the back of Marben, take a hairpin left, pull back a velvet curtain and you’ve successfully located the Cloak, a hidden bar that feels exclusive without edging toward pretension. They do a lot of things right here, like not succumbing to labelling the bar a speakeasy. (Booze is legal, people, …

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Cows, Chickens dominate BC farming

(NC) — The province’s chicken, turkey, dairy and egg farmers now account for nearly half of all agriculture output and jobs, says a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Historically, the dairy and poultry sectors have represented about a quarter of all farm output and jobs in B.C. Total employment in B.C. agriculture fell by 9,400 jobs from 2007 to 2011. …

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Strong dairy and poultry farming performance boost taxes

(NC) — British Columbia’s dairy, poultry and eggs producers continue to see their tax bills rise, hitting $223.1 million in 2011, an 8.3 per cent jump since 2007, says a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. While other agriculture sectors in B.C. have had a tough time in recent years, dairy and poultry farmers continue to post strong results, including creating 3,350 …

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Poultry, Dairy Family Farms anchor B.C. Agriculture: Report

(NC) — British Columbia’s dairy and poultry sectors have long provided a much-needed source of stability in the province’s turbulent farm sector. This role has expanded to a point where they now account for nearly half of all agriculture employment, according to a report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The province’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers added 3,350 jobs between 2007 and …

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