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A Simcoe restaurant was destroyed by fire on Thursday afternoon.

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Norfolk County firefighters and other emergency personnel responded to a fire at the Sakura Sushi restaurant at 868 Norfolk St S, at about 4 p.m.

Firefighters from five Norfolk stations – Simcoe, Waterford, Port Dover, Vittoria and Delhi – fought to contain the fire and prevent its spread to an attached home, said Cory Armstrong-Smith, Norfolk County Fire Prevention Officer.

It’s believed the fire started in the kitchen area, but no cause has yet been determined.

“The restaurant was closed at the time of ignition, and

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Islanders were able to help themselves to a bucketload — or a bootful — of free P.E.I. potatoes this weekend while also supporting a good cause. 

On Saturday, P.E.I. residents paid a visit to Island potato farmers participating in this year’s “Come Fill Your Boots” in support of local food banks.

Islanders were able to top up their footwear — or their buckets, or sacks — with P.E.I. spuds at four different locations where farmers collected donations support people facing food insecurity.

The event began last year when a trade dispute with the U.S. over the discovery of potato wart

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Have you ever wanted to go on holiday for the sole purpose of eating? I have! For me, food is an integral part of any holiday, just as important, perhaps more so, than my accommodations. Some people plan their itineraries around famous or historical sights, but foodies prefer to research which cities have the best food to enhance our overall travel experience. For serious flavor hunters, going on a holiday is the perfect chance to seek out truly memorable meals.

Europe is home to so many different cultures and cuisines, and has so many incredibly diverse options for dining, that

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TAMPA, Florida – A record number of chain restaurant operators, on-premise providers, foodservice manufacturers and others attended the COEX event on March 5-7.

Among the food industry event’s highlights: Jack Li and Megan Lynberg of Datassential disclosed multiple noteworthy restaurant pricing and menu trends.

“Restaurant operators could not hold out any longer. They had to take price increases in 2022,” Li said at COEX (the Chain Operators Exchange conference), presented by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. The increases differed depending on restaurant type, as follows:

  • Fast casual: 8.8%
  • QSR: 8.3%
  • Midscale: 7.7%
  • Casual: 6.0%
  • Fine dining: 3.6%

The highest price

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