Weekend Reads

 
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1. A MATTER OF TASTE

“Should Restaurants Offer Guests That First Taste of Wine?”, asks New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov. He lays out a very interesting justification from Italienne’s wine director Erica O’Neal to not do it.   

 

2. CHEESE LEGACY

The Globe and Mail’s “Afrim Pristine on the Cheese Boutique: the beloved family business” is a great overview of this Toronto institution. And, we finally get an answer to the question: Is Cheese Whiz really cheese?

 
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3. THE ART OF WINE PRICING

In “How Do Restaurants Price Old Wines?” Punch talks with four sommeliers from cities across North America to discover differences between mark-up philosophies.

 

4. SHE’S A GOOD AGG

In our last edition of Weekend Reads, we featured a preview of Grey Gardens, the new spot from always-of-the-moment restauranteur Jen Agg. Now, Toronto Life takes us inside.  

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5. BIRTH OF BRUNCH

Brunch definitely does not need to be explained, but this short video by Eater—“The Origins of Brunch, Explained”—is fun and well-produced. And, it includes this clever line: “It all started in England thanks to a man with a hangover.”

 
 
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