I haven’t been following the second season of Top Chef Canada as closely as I did the first, but I did have a favourite going into the finale, and yes, I am happy with the outcome! I loved the wildcard twist, which added some great suspense into the finale. Onto this week’s food notes!
- It’s always great news when we hear about a new food truck in the works. It looks like the family behind Koutouki is starting on their very own truck!
- Vue Weekly interviewed Chef Corey McGuire, the new Executive Chef at TZiN.
- Thanks to Mona who recapped the first Around the World in 80 Bites tour in the Central McDougall neighbourhood. I hope to attend the next one!
- It’s a great time for the start of the Journal’s Market Find series – it will be profiling a different arts and craft vendor every week. The first one casts a spotlight on Garden Squirrel.
- I’m glad Jacquie wrote about her experience at the Food in the City Conference. Sounds like there was some good discussion in the smaller groups.
- Kevin’s latest webisode is all about bees!
- The big news in food media this week was Anthony Bourdain’s announcement that he will be leaving the Travel Channel for CNN.
- As if America isn’t fat enough – how about pop along with your breakfast? Taco Bell is serving up a morning drink that mixes Mountain Dew with orange juice.
- Last Thursday saw more great weather for Truck Stop, and though the lines were long, it looked like people were enjoying themselves. Because of how successful they were, we couldn’t contain them to one month alone – so we’re happy to announce another Truck Stop date! Join us again at McIntyre Park on June 6, from 5-8pm. We moved the day of the week to Wednesday, and shortened the duration by the hour, but other than that, you can expect the same great variety of curbside eats.
Cajun fish sandwich from The Act
Jalapeno mac ‘n’ cheese from The Act
- This morning, Mack and I were happy that both Filistix and The Act could join us at Churchill Square for some Al Fresco coverage on Breakfast Television. Filistix cooked up a few batches of sisig (roasted pork belly marinated in soy, garlic, ginger, chili and lemon), which I think people could smell for miles. I have no doubt this will be one of the most popular dishes on Saturday. Hope to see you at What the Truck?! on June 9!
Ariel talks to Bridget about Filistix