On Instagram Closing Restaurants and Banning Solo Women From Barstools

Good news, whisky lovers! In preparation for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, a number of GoT-inspired single malts are hitting the shelves at BC liquor stores.

Florida fishers take an innovative approach to dealing with an invasive species that is threatening ocean life native to the area.

The power of Instagram in action: Gastown’s Crab Park Chowdery closed its doors after a video of a rat-fill bread bowl was posted to the app (the authenticity of which is still up for debate).

And speaking of Instagram: behold the most famous egg in the world.

Yes, airplane food sucks but it turns out nothing taste good at 30,000 feet: CNN reports.

Everybody loves a comeback and apparently Fireball has found a new (albeit curious) following.

It may be too late for this year’s Christmas tree but researchers are exploring sustainable ways to put those those fallen pine needles to good use.

Novelist Chuck Wendig has taken up professional apple reviewing (the fruit, not the tech company) and is happy to share his power rankings with you.

“Note: these are all just my humble, uninformed opinions, and further, apples on any given day and at any given store might be different, and so maybe I ended up with an exceptionally good example of Type A and a total shitbucket version of Type B and neither are exemplary of the whole, yadda yadda yadda. Just saying, this ain’t math.”

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to @viranlly for capturing a lovely morning spent enjoying brioche and coffee at the recently opened Livia:

 

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Eater rounds up some of the most entertaining tweets about Trump’s ‘Hamberder’ party last week.

It’s the 100 year anniversary of the Great Boston Molasses Flood and the lessons learned from the tragedy still resonate today.

Out with the old, in with the new! The second location of Autostrada opened its doors this past week in the former Cinara space.

Celebrity chef sightings abound over the past couple of weeks including David Changs recent visit to Granville Island (with actor Seth Rogen in tow)  and a recent Guy Fieri spotting in East Van:

It’s 2019 and this New York restaurant has banned women from dining solo at their bar. Great start to the year, folks!

The rather bizarre story of Ronald MacDonald and the rules for those who played the character (plus the whereabouts of the creepy clown today).

The Takeout continues its in-depth, comprehensive research of the hotdog-sandwich debate. This week, actor Richard Dreyfuss weighs in.

While President Cheeto continues to whine about his border wall, Chef Jose Andres is stepping up to the plate and feeding furloughed federal employees in Washington.

This week in food and drink podcasts: David Wondrich and Noah Rauthbaum share their predictions for 2019 drink trends on Life Behind Bars.

Reason #187 to consider deleting Tinder: the dine-and-dash d-bag that spent two years skipping the bill on his unwitting dates.

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