On the Death of Kitchen Bro Culture and Forcing Ice Cream Sandwiches on Staff

The strange story of an LA government employee who hazed his subordinates by forcing them to eat ice cream sandwiches and entire pizzas.

Local photographer and Brassneck Brewery fixture Aya Garcia shares her picks for her favourite spots to eat and drink around town.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced this past week and Eater has a roundup of the full list.

Washington DC voters have approved a bill that will phase out sub-minimum wage for tipped workers.

“Voters in Washington, DC, narrowly approved Initiative 77 on Tuesday, a ballot measure that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour and phases out the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers, which is currently $3.33. The change won’t have drastic consequences, despite all the hype surrounding the ballot measure.”

While avocados jumped the shark last week, we should still  keep up to date on the much beloved toast accoutrement and its teste-related nomenclature.

Food, justice and art are what’s for dinner at The People’s Kitchen Collective in Oakland where it’s three founders offer community dining experiences.

Bourbon lovers were in mourning this week after a  distillery in Kentucky suffered the loss of 9,000 barrels in a warehouse collapse.

While we’re well into pina colada and daiquiri season, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the evolving science of the health risks of alcohol consumption.

Looking for a vegan-friendly, multi-course meal? Terra Vancouver is offering monthly vegan pop-up dinners around town.

In a follow-up to last week’s news regarding Canada’s reckoning with it’s own #MeToo movement in the hospitality industry, SAQ and LCBO stores in Ontario and Quebec will no longer carry Hardie wines amid sexual misconduct allegations against the founder, Norman Hardie.

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to @yvr eats for capturing a gorgeous shot of Fairmont Pacific Rim’s new Omakase Long Table Sushi series.

Portland chef Naomi Pomeroy explains her regrets in joining the “toxic kitchen bro culture” early in her career and the imperative that this culture changes going forward.

“This disappointing continuation of an old behavior (and value) system is completely avoidable. Burn that shit to the ground and start again. If a new restaurant is what’s on the horizon, don’t tarnish your names (and the rest of us) by allowing these assholes to flourish. As women leaders in our industry, it is our duty to put into place a new set of rules. Let’s all rethink and redefine what “after-hours super fun shit” really means. We’ve come too far to turn back now.”

Listen up, Trump Administration: If you’re going to tear immigrant families apart at the American-Mexican border, you don’t get to enjoy eating at Mexican restaurants.

Remember the recent story on the controversy over the ‘bleeding’ veggie burger? Well, it looks like you’ll be able to try it for yourself soon at a local A&W near you.

For the Globe and Mail’s Alexandra Gill, it seems there is little to like about Kitsilano’s Super Hiro.

Vancouver’s self-proclaimed dumpling king Matthew Murtagh-Wu explores issues of cultural appropriation when cooking as a white-passing, mixed-race chef.

“Growing up mixed-race, I never really felt like I was enough for either side of my heritage. Born to a father who immigrated from Hong Kong in the 60s and to a mother born to British ex-pats in Canada, the only way I felt I could truly connect with my Chinese identity was to eat, and to know as much as I could about my culture and history. No one could or can ever take those things away from me, be they Chinese or not.”

In case you missed it, Scout has released its picks for the 25 best restaurants in the city this summer. Don’t forget to vote on your favourites!

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