On Leaving $5,000 Tips and Making Life Miserable for Instagram Influencers

Apparently opening 60-year-old cans of water rations starts with a slap test and ends with literally no one tasting 60 year old water.

If this past week’s the heat wave in Europe didn’t raise concerns around climate change, how about the fact that it was recently so hot in California that mussels were cooking in their shells?

This Arkansas restaurant clearly didn’t get the memo that yes, women are hungry; yes, women do eat; and yes, women order for themselves.

The $4.25 “My Girlfriend is Not Hungry” add-on is for customers who don’t want to share their fried mozzarella sticks with their dinner companions or whatever, but who do want to order for them. The item’s description reads “Add extra French fries to your entree, and fried chicken wings (2) or fried cheese sticks (3).” That’s literally it. That’s the premise, the setup, and the punchline in 17 economical words.

From East Van to downtown and back again, Yolks restauranteur Steve Ewing shares his favourite spots to eat and drink around town.

How women’s college campuses in the late 1800’s became a hotbed for clandestine, fudge-filled gatherings.  

Scout takes a stab at making a homemade version of La Mezcaleria’s delicious chilaquiles in the most recent edition of How to Cook Vancouver.

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to @foodologyca who captured the good side of Hundy’s Spicy P Burger (let’s be real though, all sides of that burger are good sides):

From the martini to the Mai Tai, the Daily Beast rounds up the history of five classic cocktails

Home to the first prison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, incarcerated residents of San Quentin have created a cooking show using no more than a hotpot and ingredients available in their mess hall.

Two models for restaurants to address the issue of the Instagram influencer: 1) Ban cell phones completely a la Vancouver’s very own Trans Am restaurant. 2) Charge them double, just as this LA ice cream truck owner does.

A new documentary spotlights young B.C. farmers and the challenges they face with the rising cost of land.

The Restaurant Graveyard remembers The Abbey, a Gastown tavern that closed its doors far too soon.

While fair trade has been found to financially benefit farmers, recent research has shown that the wages of their workers remain unchanged.

Apparently revenge is a dish best served with a $5,000 tip on a $60 bill…or at least that’s what this woman thought after getting into a fight with her boyfriend.

In a follow-up to last week’s article on our infinite quest for a better way to peel garlic, vlogger Adam Ragusea shares a video of the best methods discovered to date.

How a brewery in England is tackling the issue of food waste, one discarded box of Kellogg’s at a time.

“Last year, Seven Brothers became partners with the American cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s to create Throw Away I.P.A., a smooth, mellow beer made from Corn Flakes that had fallen short of quality-control standards at the company’s production facility in Manchester. In June, the brewery released two more beers made with Kellogg’s cereals: a pale ale from Rice Krispies and a dark stout that owes its chocolate flavor to Coco Pops.”

The New York Times answers all your burning, highly-caffeinated questions about the difference between cold brew and iced coffee.

And if, by chance, you want that cold brew with a side of cannabis-infused cookies, this cafe in Victoria might be right up your alley.

Heading out to Richmond? Consider popping by the recently opened Little Fox Bakehouse where cream puffs and macaron abound!

And now for your light hearted moment of the week: here’s a bunch of turtles enjoying watermelon.

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