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The secret world of Denison’s

If I told you the Toronto Maple Leafs were going to win the Stanley Cup, would you believe me? Probably not, and for good reason. If I told you one of the world’s best Hefeweizens was brewed in...
// Meaghan Baxter

Greener pastures

When Danny Turner finished moving the Organic Box into its 5000 square-foot home in 2012, he imagined that was where the locally-minded food distribution organization would max out. “We thought...
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Off the beaten path

Wine shops are deceptive: they make it seem like wine only comes from a handful of countries around the world, but wine is actually far more prevalent. It is produced by hundreds, not a dozen, of cou...
Sharing is caring //  Meaghan Baxter

A lesson in sharing

According to Abyssinia’s website, people who eat from the same mesob—the traditional communal dining receptacle of Ethiopian cuisine—will never betray each other. So the question is: are you pr...
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Hype or reality?

Quebec is renowned for its creative beer scene. With hip pubs and adventurous brewers like Dieu du Ciel and Unibroue, La belle province has a beer culture unlike any other in Canada; we only get a sm...
Care for a scorpion pop? // Meaghan Baxter

The new sustainable protein

I was psyched; I was ready; I actually wanted to eat this cricket. How disappointing: salt and vinegar cardboard. Maybe the mealworms would be better? Alas, no: little more than a puffed kernel with ...

Grapes of Wrath

The wine world has its share of ghoulish and gory stories, and there’s no better time to check them out than Halloween. So, pop a cork (preferably from one of the sinister-themed bottles below)...
// Meaghan Baxter

Standout soup

Cố Đô Huế is one member of Edmonton’s seemingly bottomless supply of Vietnamese eateries, doing business out of an inconspicuous spot in one of our similarly bottomless supply of strip malls. I...