David Chang’s Momofuku closing its Toronto restaurants

David Chang’s Momofuku closing its Toronto restaurants

A decade after Torontonians first lined up hours for bowls of ramen, platters of bossam and pork belly baos, New York-based chef David Chang’s restaurant company Momofuku announced that it is ceasing operations in the city on Dec. 23. BlogTO first broke the news Thursday about company’s exit from the city, quoting an anonymous former … Read more

Multiple people hospitalized following possible poisoning at Markham restaurant

Multiple people hospitalized following possible poisoning at Markham restaurant

Delight Restaurant and BBQ, in Markham, Ont., on Aug. 29.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail Health officials are investigating a Toronto-area restaurant feared to have served a toxic ingredient that sent some customers to hospital this past weekend. “The Regional Municipality of York is currently investigating reports of several individuals becoming seriously ill following a meal … Read more

Marché Adonis’s beloved pita machine working again

Marché Adonis’s beloved pita machine working again

Hani Tawil knows first-hand the passion this small morsel of bread evokes in his customers. “The pita brings so much emotion and memory for people. When it’s not available, I get calls about it daily,” said Tawil, the store manager at Marché Adonis. Since opening seven years ago on the Golden Mile strip in Scarborough, … Read more

The downfall of a Hong Kong bagel queen

The downfall of a Hong Kong bagel queen

Rebecca Schrage, shown at a 2015 media preview for a food-truck party, is the owner of Schragels Bagels in Hong Kong.Felix Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images When customers arrived at Mendel’s Delicatessen, a café in Hong Kong’s upmarket Kennedy Town neighborhood, early last month for their morning bagel and coffee, they were surprised … Read more

Review: Unassuming North Vancouver café serves some of the most adventurous food in the Lower Mainland

Review: Unassuming North Vancouver café serves some of the most adventurous food in the Lower Mainland

Winston restaurant in North Vancouver on June 9.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail Name: Winston Lease: 228 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver Phone: 778-340-6393 Website: winston-on-lonsdale.com Kitchen: West Coast, Asian-inspired farm-to-table Prices: Dinner, shared plates, $6 to $40; five-course chef’s menu, $50 a person Additional information: Open Wednesday to Sunday, brunch 9 am to 3 pm, dinner … Read more

Some restaurants are abandoning tipping in favor of paying their staff higher wages

Some restaurants are abandoning tipping in favor of paying their staff higher wages

Owner Devinder Chaudhary and server Robert Lamieux at Aiana Restaurant Collective in Ottawa on May 30.Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail Chris Locke was surprised when he was given the option to tip on a recent purchase at a cannabis store. As the executive chef at Marben, a downtown Toronto mainstay, tipping had been on the … Read more

Freshii’s ‘virtual cashier’ works from Nicaragua for $3.75 an hour

Freshii’s ‘virtual cashier’ works from Nicaragua for .75 an hour

Many Freshii customers have already encountered “Percy.” The video-calling device is attached to cash registers at a select few Freshii locations across Ontario, and it lights up when customers approach the counter. On the other end of the screen is a cashier wearing a headset, ready to take orders. Unlike the Freshii workers that wrap … Read more

At least three dead in shooting on beach in Acapulco, Mexico

At least three dead in shooting on beach in Acapulco, Mexico

At least three people were killed in a shooting and subsequent confrontation with police Saturday at a beachside restaurant in Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. The prosecutor’s office in Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located, said two gunmen approached and killed two men at a beachside restaurant. Police then chased the attackers down the … Read more