On Vancouver’s Food Truck Bonanza and Meatless Burgers Being a Satanic Plot

Big food truck news this week! First up, Vancouver welcomes Boca’O, its first Spanish tapas food truck!

Next up, local favourite Tacofino added two new food trucks to its fleet this past week.

And last but not least, Shameless Buns has hit the streets, serving up Filipino comfort foods.

And now for a brick-and-mortar opening. While Kits was sad to see The Oakwood go, the old space will soon be home to a new restaurant set to open later this summer.

I don’t care if she has an affinity for canned Vienna sausage. Dolly Parton can do no wrong!

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be announced later this week, but the “long list” (51-120) was just revealed and it continues to lack significant representation from restaurants with women at the helm.

After 122 years, The Cambie Bar and Grill will be shutting its doors as of November 30th. The end of an era, indeed.

In an effort to find out what all the buzz is about, the Vancouver Sun went on a fast-food-meatless-burger-crawl around the city and reported back on their findings.

Meanwhile, in the United States, we find the bizarre host of hyper-religious TruNews claiming that meatless burgers are “part of a satanic plot to alter human DNA so that people can no longer worship God.”

In more concerning news for worldwide bee populations, NPR reports that American bee keepers lost almost 40% of their honeybee colonies last winter.

“Bee decline has many causes, including decreasing crop diversity, poor beekeeping practices and loss of habitat. Pesticides weaken bees’ immune systems and can kill them.”

This poor, unsuspecting Uber driver had absolutely no idea that he was driving the getaway car for the great Drunkin Donut heist of 2019.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, these home gardeners of New Orleans saved a local heirloom squash variety that has been in the area since the 19th century.

“In the past few years, however, New Orleanians have come together to bring the heirloom mirliton back. Mirliton.org, founded in 2010 by Hill, whose evangelism gained him the moniker “Mirliton man,” is the central clearinghouse for all things heirloom, connecting growers with advice, recipes, classifieds, and seemingly endless lore.”

Bowen Island’s Home Farm will welcome La Mezcaleria Chef Mariana Gabilondo for a special long table dinner on July 20th. Snag your tickets here.

If you find yourself road tripping to the Okanagan Valley, here’s a handy roundup of all the best places to drink and dine while you’re there.

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to @jukefriedchicken and the off-menu brunch sandwich that you should definitely be asking for:

Bartender Mike Shum of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Lounge takes us on a tour of his favourite spots to eat and drink around town.

In what was perhaps one of the greatest mix-ups of all time, this woman ordered a Mariah Carey cake for her birthday and got a Marie Curie one instead. Sweet, sweet fantasy, indeed!

Chef Alex Koones on creating restaurant spaces for the Queer community.

While folks may get into the hospitality industry for a quick source of income, the job can often come at a price: Shameless reports.

An interview with famed chef Massimo Bottura, wherein he shares his thoughts on the future of food, his new B&B and his not-for-profit Food for Soul.

Revenge is a dish best served on Instagram where an artist claiming that Burger King stole his art struck back in the most clever fashion possible.

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