Cosmo gourmets, underground restaurants and a fully automatic restaurant

Cosmo gourmets, underground restaurants and a fully automatic restaurant

Orbital jerky: A new galaxy of flavours awaits astronauts (Photo by WmJR) 

• Suddenly, eating like an astronaut isn’t all protein shakes, Styrofoam ice cream and recycled urine. Visitors to the international space station will soon be chowing down on a variety of Canadian edibles, from Alberta jerky to B.C. salmon. [Calgary Herald]

• Brunch is hell—or so say Toronto’s overworked food servers, for whom this busiest of mealtimes is the most punishing part of the week. [Globe and Mail]

• While most eateries struggle to fill their tables, such underground restaurants as Toronto-based Charlie’s Burgers—where clients must find hidden entrances, be on an exclusive invite list or plead their case in writing—are somehow flourishing. [Canada.com]

• Time to double-check the larder. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling Our Father’s Farm Ultra Bitter Apricot Kernels, which contain a natural toxin that could cause acute cyanide poisoning. [City News]

• Just as Toronto finally gets some street meat diversity, Montreal one-ups us and installs a full-fledged sidewalk restaurant inside an old shipping container. [Martini Boys]