Thursday Jun 01, 2023

A barber got beef and potatoes from customer instead of pay. Bartering isn’t so unusual in this tough economy

After a customer paid for a haircut with beef and potatoes, a family-run barber shop in southwestern Ontario began accepting other food offers in exchange for a fresh cut — which may not be that unusual given the high cost of things these days.

In fact, Toronto-based financial planner Shannon Lee Simmons says there’s a growing interest in bartering, driven by a tough economy.

“Bartering is an amazing way to offset the costs in your life,” said Simmons.

It did the trick for Justin Newhook, a 36-year-old factory worker in Stratford, Ont. He recently went for a haircut at the

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Marine Stewardship Council Archives – Asia Food Journal

Super Seafood

ALDI, Austral and Mars Petcare awarded for their commitment to certified sustainable seafood.

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an international non-profit on a mission to end overfishing by setting standards for sustainable fishing and supply chain assurance, today announced the winners of the annual Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia, run in partnership with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

Coinciding with Sustainable Seafood Week starting 27 March, a campaign to raise … [Read more…] about ‘Super Seafood’ winners unveiled at the Sustainable Seafood Awards

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Starbucks Fires Employee For Heating Personal Food In Work Oven

During a busy day at work, a warm meal feels incredible. Isn’t it? Heating lunch at the office also calls for small talk and banter between employees. It seems like an ordinary day at work.


Not for a Starbucks barista who got in trouble for doing something that might seem harmless: heating his food.


In a new TikTok video, user @fugnarr shows how they made steak tacos at work, including frying them in a convection oven at a Starbucks and putting pieces of steak in tacos with all the other ingredients.

After finding out that one of their

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Zellers surprises Canadians with a pop-up food truck at stores

After being closed for more than 10 years, the Canadian beloved discount brand, Zellers, is opening in Canada once more. The newly-resurrected Zellers locations will open to the public, in Ontario and Alberta, months after the announcement and hype. Zellers’ e-commerce platform will also relaunch on the same day.

Along with the retail stores and e-commerce websites, Zellers also announced a new food menu with a bunch of classic, cheap eats.

The ‘Zellers Diner of Wheels’ will be visiting various store locations over the first few opening days.

The Zellers menu features a few classics from before.

The Zellers menu features a few classics from before.

The food truck

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5 Awesome Chinese Restaurants in the Broadway/Cambie Area

Conventional wisdom says that Richmond is the centre of Chinese dining life, but a slew of ambitious restaurant openings have diners storming into Vancouver for the Lower Mainland’s best Chinese food—with even fussy, old-school regulars heading into the city for their daily dim sum fixes and dinner party blow-outs. 

A cluster of highly regarded Chinese restaurants has established itself around the stretch where the Canada Line meets the Broadway Corridor, taking advantage of what will soon be a transportation hub once the Broadway Subway is complete. The Michelin Guide has also highlighted these superb Chinese restaurants, awarding one coveted star

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Johannes Torpe Studio creates “hedonistic” Levi restaurant in Copenhagen

Danish design studio Johannes Torpe Studio added natural materials and metallic accents to the interior of Copenhagen restaurant Levi, which was informed by Italian and Japanese cuisine.

Designed by Johannes Torpe Studio in collaboration with restauranteur Copenhagen Consepts, The Levi restaurant was created as a tribute to Italian grappa distillery Romano Levi.

A restaurant interior with wood columns and beams, wood tables, green upholstered seating and oval metallic wall lights
Organically-shaped chrome wall lights create an accent wall

“Romano Levi was the inspiration behind the concept of creating the hedonistic atmosphere, which the restaurant invites to enjoy,” studio founder Johannes Torpe told Dezeen.

“We also used his drawings as a foundation and inspiration to create the logo, brand

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