You Can Spot Climate Change in Old Restaurant Menus

City of Vancouver Archives Vancouver, British Columbia, is nothing short of a seafood paradise. Situated at the mouth of the formerly salmon-rich Fraser River, the city overlooks Vancouver Island to the west, and beyond that, the open Pacific Ocean. Long before it had a skyline or a deepwater port, this was a bountiful fishing ground … Read more

Warming Trends: Chilling in a Heat Wave, Healthy Food Should Eat Healthy Too, Breeding Delays for Wild Dogs, and Three Days of Climate Change in Song

SOLUTIONS 70 Degrees in the Shade–in a Heat Wave? During last year’s record-shattering late June heatwave in the Pacific Northwest, hundreds of people died and thousands more suffered from heat-related illnesses as temperatures reached 108 degrees Fahrenheit in Seattle, 116 in Portland and over 10 in parts of British Columbia. But Alexandra Rempel was able … Read more

On Dunsmoor’s Opening Night, Community Activists Showed Up to Protest Gentrification

Diners attending the opening night at Dunsmoor in Glassell Park on Wednesday, June 29, walked past a vocal crowd protesting the restaurant’s alleged role in gentrifying the largely working-class Latino neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles. The approximately 50 demonstrators included immediate neighbors, nearby residents of Highland Park, and members of the LA Tenants Union (Northeast … Read more

Oakland’s original Kasper’s Hot Dog to reopen with new name

When the original Oakland Kasper’s Hot Dog restaurant at 4521 Telegraph Ave. closed its doors in 2003, owner Harry S. Yaglijian never imagined that his family business would remain closed for nearly 20 years. But after a prolonged ending, the historic restaurant is getting a second chance, albeit under new ownership. Last July, Yaglijian sold … Read more

From a Chef’s Burnout, a Singular Los Angeles Restaurant Emerges

Wes Avila made his name popping up around Los Angeles selling wildly expressive tacos, his improbable mission in the name: Guerrilla Tacos. There were carnitas sometimes, under a green ripple of salsa, but what really got people’s attention at this teeny street cart was more unexpected: crisp-edged pork belly, duck confit, seared vegetables, fresh sardines, … Read more

A rare style of Hong Kong noodles — with 300,000 combinations — gives this SF restaurant nostalgic appeal

From the 1950s to the 1970s, you used to find cart noodles, chējái mihn, on practically every street corner of metropolitan Hong Kong. Mobile vendors, many of them working-class refugees and immigrants from mainland China, survived by selling cart noodles. The dish is named for the wheeled carts they’d push around the city, useful for … Read more

Brooklyn Shop Debuts Hot-Dog Ice Cream for Fourth of July

A cross-section of the Social’s newest flavor. Photo: Marcus McDonald; Food stylist: Michelle Gatton With my apologies for saltwater taffy, there are no two foods that scream “boardwalk” quite like hot dogs and ice cream. And with my apologies for rainbow bagels, there is no culinary innovation that screams “nouveau Brooklyn” quite like putting hot … Read more

Denise Van Outen performs hit record in Pride edition of Steph’s Packed Lunch

Denise Van Outen stunned in a colorful sequined ensemble as she performed her disc single in a special Pride edition of Steph’s Packed Lunch in Leeds on Friday. The singer, 48, rocked a retro-print orange and pink button up teamed with a glitzy silver mini-skirt as she put on an energetic rendition of the hit … Read more