Wolfgang Puck in Toronto, Terroni defends its rules, rising alcohol prices

Wolfgang Puck in Toronto, Terroni defends its rules, rising alcohol prices

The Puck stops here (Photo by Sean Dockery) 

• Chef-tycoon Wolfgang Puck has taken a break from feeding the rich and famous to pay a promotional visit to Toronto. He calls T.O. “a great food city” and promises to play a large role in his next Hogtown venture, which just might be a Spago in the Four Seasons Hotel. [Toronto Star]

• From mad cow to sad cow: as food safety anxiety continues to climb, all American meat will now require country of origin labels (COOL) declaring its provenance, a policy that some say will have repercussions for Canadian cattle. [CBC]

• Big Brother may be weighing in on British hooch consumption. U.K. health authorities are pondering raising the prices of alcoholic beverages, in the hopes of decreasing dangerous levels of drinking. Sounds familiar—next we’ll be seeing boozing and non-boozing sections at the bar. [The Independent]

• The Annex Lebanese restaurant Laila is under attack by a mystery desperado who is papering the town with posters that read “Laila’s Kills.” Here, an investigation of the food crime scene. [Torontoist]

• Foodie fight! Cosimo Mammoliti, founding father of Terroni, tells Toronto how to eat his traditional Italian fare, sparking (still more) backlash over diet Coke denial and parmesan cheese imperatives. [Toronto Star]