On Lost Menus, High Rents & The Local Surge In Quality Ice Cream

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by Talia Kleinplatz | In the Vancouver Sun, Mia Stainsby falls for the delicious pizzas and pastas coming out of the second floor kitchen at Nightingale.

If Yelp doesn’t scare you enough already, the much maligned website is now using artificial intelligence to help you decide where to eat. Be afraid.

The Vancouver Sun breaks down some great cheap eats in Richmond, including the BBQ Duck from Hong Kong BBQ Master and the Hainanese Chicken from Prata Man.

The Globe & Mail’s Alex Gill heads to the West End’s Saray Turkish Cuisine and finds the unique flavours and familiar warmth to her liking.

Apartment dwellers aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch of increasing rents. The rising cost of storefront leases are squeezing restaurants out of the luxury Alberni corridor downtown.

Mak N Ming – a Japanese-meets-French eatery – is set to open in Kits before the end of the summer. Chefs Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng plan to focus on tasting menus and a la carte items from the tiny, two-person kitchen.

From entrepreneurship to racism and slavery, The Atlantic looks at the complex history of fried chicken in the United States.

NPR looks at the links between crop subsidies, eating habits and overall health. Spoiler alert: when the primary crops receiving said subsidies are corn, soybeans and wheat, the results aren’t good.

In unfortunate news for men with an affinity for soda, heavy cola drinkers may find that their consumption leads to a lower sperm count.

Vice declares our grandfathers responsible for our taste in food (I therefore refuse to accept fault for my complete inability to avoid ice cream and french fries).

This week in things that blow my mind: the egg within an egg!

Sure, you could enjoy a Coconut Bismark from Lucky Doughnuts or Cherry Bourbon Fritter from Cartems. Or you could heed the advice of Lucas Peterson and his Dunkin’ Donuts power rankings. Honestly, you can’t really go wrong. Either way you’re eating doughnuts.

The Georgia Straight takes a look at the evolution of Vancouver’s booming ice cream scene. What arguably started with Earnest in 2012 has exploded into a city filled with a veritable cornucopia of frozen delights!

From 20% standard tipping to no tipping at all, the debate rages on as to how best to properly compensate folks working in the service industry.

Historical menus reveal the storied past of one famous Chinatown restaurant. When you’ve played host to the likes of Frank Sinatra, you know you’ve earned your spot in restaurant history!

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to Tacofino because summers are made for eating all the fish tacos!

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