Parkdale’s new festival, Beerbistro’s free meal giveaway, Starbucks’ breakfast deals

Parkdale’s new festival, Beerbistro’s free meal giveaway, Starbucks’ breakfast deals

What goes into ethical meat? (Photo by Luis Ramirez) 

• Consumers are willing to pay much more for ethically produced meat, but who really knows what the label means? Here, a look at what goes on before the meat hits the counter. [Toronto Star]

• Two thousand people attended the funeral of George Koutroubis, the owner of Six Steps restaurant, who was found dead on February 22. [CTV]

• Forget recession discounts—now entire meals are being given away for free. Every day, one lucky table at Beerbistro wins a meal on the house. [National Post]

• Break out the skinny jeans and head west. Parkdale’s bars and restaurants are showcased during the neighbourhood’s inaugural Fireside Culture Week. [Martini Boys]

• Sick of the $4-coffee jokes, Starbucks’ American stores have introduced a $3.95 breakfast that includes coffee, a sandwich and a cup of oatmeal or coffee cake. [New York Times]