Toronto’s secret dinner clubs, Labatt keeps it Canadian, eating during labour

Toronto’s secret dinner clubs, Labatt keeps it Canadian, eating during labour

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• Beer may be the saviour of the recession. As rumours fly that the auto industry will close plants, Labatt promises to stay right here in Canada. The CEO of North American Breweries says there are no plans to move production to the United States. [Buffalo News]

• Talk about exclusive; the latest thing on Toronto’s avant-garde eating scene is clandestine dining. Charlie’s Burgers is an anonymous “anti-restaurant” that takes on-line reservations for mystery meals at secret locations, adding new complexity to the how-to-get-a-table dilemma. [Toronto Star]

• A former Maple Leaf Foods plant employee has been charged with lacing Schneider’s meat products with sewing needles. With new stats that show consumers still steer clear of the brand, we wonder what fate awaits the meat packer. [National Post]

• British research shows that—contrary to accepted medical practice that starves moms during childbirth—pregnant women can keep feeding their food cravings right through labour. [Globe and Mail]

• Jessica Simpson may have drawn attention for her eating habits, but no one can accuse her of not sharing. The songstress treated her VIP pup, Daisy, to a gourmet meal while dining at the W Hotel in Arizona. That’s one heck of a doggy bag. [Showbizspy]