On Drinking American Breweries Dry and Eating All the Burgers in France

Hold onto your hats (and wallets), whisky lovers! This new bar opening up across the street from Wrigley Field will house an extensive selection of rare bourbon and rye with some costing up to $450 a pour.

In case you missed it, not even a lengthy winter can stop the amazingness that is Montreal’s glorious food scene: Scout reports.

The Daily Beast sips the history of the Martini with a concise timeline.

Munchies on the curious history of kimchi and the Vietnam War.

This week in unintended consequences- some coveted pepperoni, a flock of seagulls and a lifetime hotel ban.

The most American beer ever is on it’s way as Jim Beam and Budweiser come together to create a new brew.

Check out this fascinating historical essay on The Day Americans Drank Breweries Dry:

On March 22, 1933, the bill passed. Known as the Cullen-Harrison Act, it only decriminalized beverages below 3.2 percent alcohol by weight. Still, this detracted little from what would later become known unofficially as “New Beer’s Eve.” After 13 long years, alcohol would once again flow in Lake’s hotel starting on April 7, at 12:01 a.m.

Boxing for a cause: Aprons for Gloves is hosting Restaurant Rumble tryouts on April 14th/15th.

How his one year of sobriety has changed the way that chef Sean Brock lives his life and cooks for his guests.

An open letter from 50 BC chefs calling for a move away from open net-pen salmon farms.

While she went in with high hopes, The Globe and Mail’s Alexandra Gill found Vancouver’s Dosanko to be lacking.

From being elected to the Syrian Parliament to shaking hands with George W. Bush, Vancouver’s Baklava Man has led a truly extraordinary life!

Drinking via Instagram honours this week go to @hive.cafe. Spring will come eventually folks but until then, keep sipping on those mochas:

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Eater on the inequalities in the cookbook publishing industry and how this issue can be addressed.

It is written in the stars! Bon Appetit has your food future covered with their April horoscope.

Move over, baguette! It appears that the all-American burger has found a new fan base in France.

The threat of a US trade war with China is quickly rising and it looks like American farmers are poised to bare the brunt of the battle.

Case in point: American winemakers are facing a new 15% tariff, a huge blow to an industry that has spent years carving out a space for themselves in growing foreign markets.

For a more in depth look at the issue, The Daily podcast explores how American agriculture is responding to Trump’s ramped up tariffs.

A closer look at how local restaurants and bars are tackling the issue of single-use plastic.

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