On French Soldiers Making Wine and Romanticizing Violent Criminals

Escobar, the new Latin-themed restaurant set to open this week on Fraser St., is being met with not a little fury over the name.

“…..Paola Murillo, executive director for Latincouver, a non-profit cultural society in Vancouver, said the name ignores and romanticizes the damage Pablo Escobar’s drug cartel caused over 30 years in South America and the United States.”

Commercial Drive scores as DL’s Chicken Shack is set to open by the end of the month, serving up Nashville Hot Chicken.

And if you don’t know what that is, David Chang’s Ugly Delicious episode on fried chicken dedicates a good portion of time to explaining the origins of the dish.

About time: the City of Vancouver is looking to reduce or ban the use of polystyrene often found in single-use items for restaurant take-out orders.

Can someone please test out the whole eating-an-orange-in-the-shower thing and report back already!? Because the folks at Munchies are making the experience sound like pure heaven.

Vancouver’s burger scene is expanding beyond the expected to serve the appetites of a growing vegan and vegetarian consumer base, The Georgia Straight reports.

From Michelin Stars to the World’s 50 Best, Eater shares some enlightening information on restaurant awards, how winners are selected as well as some notable flaws in the system.

Which is timely given that the James Beard Awards are taking place this evening. Eater was also kind enough to share their picks for who they think should take home the awards tonight.

The James Beard Media Awards, however, took place last week with some notable cookbook and drinks authors taking home the prestigious awards, including notorious bar operator and owner Jim Meehan.

More than two years after securing the space, siblings/co-owners Kim Tran and Kon Tran have opened Vietnamese restaurant DD Mau in Chinatown.

The debate rages on regarding restaurant no-shows and charging for a reservation. Here’s how one Vancouver restaurant is addressing the issue.

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to @deannawoo because ice cream season has finally arrived and this Earnest Ice Cream sundae looks too good to be true:

Yes, housing pricing are still astronomical but in a tiny bit of good news, it seems that grocery prices have stagnated, so at least we can start enjoying avocados again…

In case you missed it, Scout talks seasonal ingredients, flavour combos and inspiration with East Side Jam’s Natalie Ferrari-Morton.

A fascinating piece in Atlas Obscura on the vineyard where French Foreign Legion veterans make wine.

“TU N’ABANDONNES JAMAIS LES TIENS, NI AU COMBAT, NI DANS LA VIE.” These words grace the back label of Esprit de Corps Grand Cuvée, a Vermentino from Côtes de Provence Sainte–Victoire. It means, “You never abandon your own, not in combat, nor in life.”

A visa shortage caused by the Trump administration (shocker) has resulted in a serious a crisis for the Maryland crab industry.

Darth Taters and Jabba The Hummus! Check out how this Tampa restaurant celebrated Star Wars Day. May the Fourth be with you, always!

Forget everything Seinfeld ever taught you about the black and white cookie. Munchies has the true story of this iconic New York baked good.

On the changing face of fast food restaurant employees as teenagers seek work elsewhere (or not at all).

“With unemployment at a 17-year low, businesses everywhere are struggling to find workers. Fast food is feeling the pinch acutely, especially as one important source of workers has dried up. In 2000, about 45 per cent of those between 16 and 19 had a job — today it’s 30 per cent.”

Restaurant critic Jonathan Gold on his decision to ditch the disguise when out reviewing restaurants.

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