Tag Archives: Canada

Man ‘Adamant’ That Pub’s Wage-Gap Discount Is Discriminatory

Source: Grub Street NY

A Canadian restaurant today started offering female customers a 13 percent discount to offset the wage gap … and a man who can apparently afford to waste the time to fight over a couple-dollars difference on a bar tab is already complaining that this unfair policy breaks the law. …

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Very Particular Passenger Sues Airline for Serving Sparkling Wine Instead of Champagne

Source: Grub Street NY

A man in Quebec has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming a Canadian airline inflicted actionable damages by serving him a free glass of sparkling wine that wasn’t Champagne. A skimpy pour isn’t what outraged Daniel Macduff on his Sunwing flight to Cuba for a holiday getaway — it was …

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Canada’s ‘Pirate’ Trader Joe’s Has Agreed to Throw in the Towel

Source: Grub Street NY

Pour one out for Vancouver’s supplies of Speculoos Cookie Butter. The five-plus-year reign of Pirate Joe’s, Canada’s rogue Trader Joe’s, has come to a sad, permanent end. Mike Hallatt started his unsanctioned resell shop in 2012, after moving to Vancouver from California. He couldn’t …

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Obama’s Dinner Date With Trudeau Involved Lobster and Strawberries

Source: Grub Street NY

Former president Barack Obama and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau met for a casual private dinner last night in Trudeau’s hometown of Montreal, as you’re no doubt aware if you’ve glanced at Twitter today:

The meal practically oozed with bromance: It was at Liverpool House, the seaside-cottage-themed sister …

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Gin Recalled for Having Too Much Alcohol

Source: Grub Street NY

In an extremely Canadian move, Canadian liquor authorities have issued a recall for booze that has, set off the alarms, too much booze in it. Some bottles of Bombay Sapphire’s London Dry Gin contain nearly twice as much alcohol in the bottle. Because the booze was not diluted …

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A Café Offered Free Food to Liam Neeson — and He Showed Up to Collect

Source: Grub Street NY

What’s the secret to getting the world’s most dedicated hunter to swing by your restaurant, if he’s in town filming his latest movie? Just put up a sign telling him he eats for free, and the Taken star will find you:

Employees at Big Star Sandwich Company (seriously) …

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Trump Warns Canada That He’s Coming for Its ‘Very Unfair’ Milk Policy

Source: Grub Street NY

President Trump has attacked Canada’s new milk-production system as “a disgrace” that’s living on borrowed time. The potshot — using an insult he won’t apply to a man accused of 13 years of sexual harassment — is merely the administration’s latest aimed at America’s …

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Server Covering for Co-worker Gets Instant Karma in Form of $1,000 Tip

Source: Grub Street NY

A server at a Canadian restaurant this past weekend picked the absolute worst day of the century to call in sick: Jennifer Peitsch, the Mongo’s Grill waitress who had to cover her co-worker’s shift, tells the local CBC News affiliate that a stranger at a table with three …

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Labatt Has Been Forced to Stop Giving Retired Workers Free Beer for Life

Source: Grub Street NY

For a half-century, retired Labatt employees have been entitled to as much as a 12-pack of free beer every week, an unusual perk that Anheuser-Busch InBev — the brewery’s owner for the last 21 of those years — has now made the “reluctant decision” to end in an …

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Walmart Stores Caught Trashing Food That Hadn’t Even Expired Yet

Source: Grub Street NY

Believe it or not, the world’s largest grocer has actually made strides lately in eliminating food waste — this summer, it instituted a universal best-by label system in stores and now even sells ugly produce. Which is why this new investigation by the CBC must be …

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Fed-Up Chef Challenges Local Critics to Actually Cook Something for the Public

Source: Grub Street NY

There’s drama at the dinner table up in Canada. A chef from Edmonton, Alberta, has challenged his city’s food critics to show they can not only talk about food — but actually make it, too. The chef, Paul Shufelt, has invited any willing writers to get a taste …

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