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Food Media Omnibus #526: On Mis Trucos Love And Wine Scandals


In the Vancouver Sun, Mia Stainsby goes back to school at the Dirty Apron and positively reviews Mis Trucos while spirits journo Joanne Sasvari tries on some tiki cocktails and Anthony Gismondi tells of a Canadian wine scandal that should cost some bureaucrat jackasses their tongues (Gordon Hamilton elaborates).

In the Vancouver Courier, Tim Pawsey also digs Davie’s new Mis Trucos.

In the Globe and Mail, Alexandra Gill applauds the look of the new Keg in Yaletown but pooh poohs its big box culinary limitations. Also, Beppi Crosariol does a good job having a good job.

I write up La Taqueria in the Westender.

Deana Lancaster checks out Pho Japalo in the North Shore News.

In The Tyee, Kerry Trueman reviews the controversial book “Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong And How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly”.

DB Bistro Moderne gets a little closer to opening in Miami.

Don’t Cry For Me, Don Mills. Sniff.

The 2009 Best Things To Eat And Drink In Vancouver, according to Vancouver Magazine.

Anti-tax climax? BCRFA’s stiff opposition to the HST turning flaccid.

In the Georgia Straight, Carolyn Ali braces us for Oktoberfest, Janet Collins gets autumnal with shrooms, and Jurgen Gothe gets stoned.

So much for Ucluelet’s Wyndansea? The 146 hectare site for a projected $650 million “green” five-star hotel and spa with marina, salt-water pools, and locally minded restaurant is on the market for $37 million. Note to potential buyers: trying to play golf on an exposed piece of Ucluelet oceanfront for 300 days of the year would be like trying to play pool with a piece of linguine.

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