Free coffee from McDonald’s, Toronto restaurants stayin’ alive, Keith’s moves west

Free coffee from McDonald’s, Toronto restaurants stayin’ alive, Keith’s moves west

Keith’s is the new beer out there 

• High-end restaurants like Perigee have been hit by the humbled TSX, but many others are adapting to the new market and staying strong while “new” spots continue to sprout up. [National Post]

• Looks like the latte factor counts after all. With national coffee sales down this year, McDonald’s is giving out free morning brew every day for the next two weeks in an attempt to woo Starbrucks’ refugees. [Toronto Star]

• Research from San Francisco shows that Gen Y is revolutionizing the foodscape because of its taste for global cuisine, love of dining out and familiarity with high-tech gadgets. If companies get savvy to the trend, pizza flyers might start arriving by text message. [Canadian Press]

• An iconic New Zealand marshmallow candy called Eskimos have come under fire from a visiting Canadian of Inuit heritage. Despite outrage, Cadbury/Pascall makers have no plans to change the controversial name to something less controversial. [3 News]

• Go West: Keith’s, the pride of Nova Scotia beer buffs, will soon be brewed in British Columbia. The brand hopes to give a boozy boost to the 2011 2010 Winter Games. [Chronicle Herald]