Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The 10 biggest restaurant flops in Toronto for 2014

New restaurants in Toronto continued to open at a frenetic pace in 2014, leading to a "survival of the fittest" kind of climate. Veteran restaurant operators and freshmen alike were responsible for more than a few new concepts that turned out to be merely a flash in the pan.

Honourable mentions to Samuel J Moore, Ricky Ricardo's, Bero, Ardor Bistro and Hot and Spicy.

Here are my picks for the biggest restaurant flops of 2014 (so far).
Shame... I would have liked to try Lucky Red.  Overall I feel that a lot of the places on that list opened in an area without enough local foot traffic business.... there is no way a burger is so good that I would regularly trek across town for.

Oh and Estrella totally deserved to close for trying to charge downtown taco prices uptown.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jurassic World - Official Trailer

Looks like they hired more than one guy for the IT department this time.

4.24kg Of Turkey in Ten Minutes

Should have given them gravy instead of water.

Pollution In China

With a newly-minted elite and an economic growth rate of over 10%, the environment has taken a backseat in China, the world’s most populous country. Growing pollution has led to unusable waterways, increased incidence of birth defects, and some of the dirtiest air on earth. It’s so nasty that there’s now a word for it: “smogpocalypse”.

With that said, China is not oblivious to its ecological impacts, and according to the Harvard Business Review “is taking this challenge much more seriously than others… doing things differently, making longer-term, sustained commitments that are much larger.” In 2010, China ranked as the world’s leading investor in low-carbon energy technology, which makes sense given national political leaders’ tendency to view clean energy as a great economic opportunity.

The following photographs prove that economic growth indeed comes at a cost, and one whose long-term effects remain unclear.
Probably still better than swimming in the Ganges?

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #8

"Raper face" is a fantastic term.