On Goodbye to the Stupid Wine Ban and the End of a Silly Food Trend

With the Amazon-Whole Foods partnership entering into the grocery delivery realm, Loblaws will try a similar model to keep pace.

In good news for Loblaws, however, the Amazon Prime grocery delivery hasn’t quite hit our market yet as the company is testing out the system in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach before launching on a national scale.

The Winter Olympics may be over but it’s never too late to check out some of the stranger things that were on the menu over the past two weeks.

Munchies examines the trouble with writing about Chinese food when you’re Chinese.

What kind of weird-ass world are we living in when a governor drinks chocolate milk to prove his commitment to diversity?

The much anticipated Tocador on Main Street has opened its doors to the public.

The Vancouver Sun’s Mia Stainsby heads to Di Beppe’s (formerly Joe Pizza) to check out Chef Letitia Wan’s approach to Italian comfort food.

From sushi to ramen and dumplings to tacos, Nikki Bayley shares her picks for the best restaurants around town.

In a follow-up to last week’s news regarding Alberta’s BC wine boycott, a few local wineries hosted an event to try to ease the tension.

And those frosty relations seem to be thawing with the snow as Alberta has called an end to their BC wine ban.

This week in trends that should just go away: the avocado proposal.

Questions about BC’s food security prompt the appointment of a committee to explore the issue further.

Eater examines the complicated issue of tipping in the United States.

“Tipping, while practiced around the world, assumes a unique role in America, one to which most diners are obliged, because the United States is one of the only countries that allows businesses to offload the burden of paying workers a fair wage to their customers. And though construed as a fair way to encourage hospitality and reward good service, tipping’s roots are in racialized exploitation, while recent data shows that it continues to be, at its core, racist, sexist, and degrading.”

Meanwhile, on this side of the border: the CRA has some questions about your undeclared tips.

Chef David Chang’s new Netflix series delves into the delectably ugly side of some of his favourite foods.

Drinking via Instagram honours this week go to @lanabetty because when you get 15cms of snowfall, beautiful cups of coffee are in order.

Vancouver’s Ryan Reynolds is adding part owner of Portland-based Aviation Gin to his resume after the actor recently acquired part of the company.

The Guardian shares their picks for their favourite people and places of 2018 with Tofino’s food and beer scene cracking the top 50.

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