Friday, April 29, 2016

How One Dish Has Kept This Japanese Restaurant Around for 250 Years

Oyakodon means "parent-and-child donburi" because of the chicken and egg in the dish (donburi means Japanese rice bowl)!

Here’s why the Internet hasn’t killed public libraries

U.S. institutions of higher education and U.S. local governments are under extraordinary pressure to cut costs and eliminate from institutional or governmental ledgers any expenses whose absence would cause little or no pain.

In this political climate, academic and public libraries may be in danger. The existence of vast amounts of information – a lot of it free – on the Internet might suggest that the library has outlived its usefulness.

But has it? The numbers tell a very different story.

In spite of the findings of a survey in which Americans say they are using public libraries less, the usage numbers reported by libraries indicate the opposite. [Continue]
The free wi-fi doesn't hurt either.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sea Urchin Ravioli, Lobster Pho, and Meat-Fest 2016: Chef's Night Out with Harvest

Skip to 7:15 for the lobster pho.

In-n-Out vs Shake Shack Burger

Please don't let the term 'boutique burger' become a thing.

Vacant downtown lot in Toronto to become urban farm

There's a lot at Sherbourne and Gerrard that's been sitting vacant for a long time now. But that'll change on May 7 when a group of Torontonians transform it into an urban farm.

For the past few years, the Bowery Project has been taking over empty spaces across the city to create mobile urban farms. This non-profit group plants everything in milk crates, making it easy to pack up and move. [Continue]
I'm still not entirely convinced that 'urban farm' isn't just the name of another condo monstrosity that they are going to build on the lot.