UPDATE: Momofuku Toronto: Opening July 28

So apparently it’s now sometime in August 2012.

(Source: http://www.torontolife.com/daily/daily-dish/rumours-rumblings/2012/04/25/momofuku-toronto-date/)


Momofuku Toronto: Opening July 28

And there you go folks. Bask in the hype. Official Toronto resto name TBD. Maybe it should be Totofuku!

(Source: http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/04/david-chang-momofuku-daisho-toronto-openinig-july-28.html)


Reading the article makes me feel instantaneously less excited. Especially with lines from David Chang that sound like this, “It’s like two or three concepts in one beautiful building, next to the Shangri-La Hotel.” Shangri-La the nasty, pretentious glass house which lacks character, innovation, design and foresight (i.e. just another large penis in the sky.) Aside from that, the Toronto Momofuku now feels like Earls downtown. Why does Toronto always turn things into overly corporate, suit-infested dead spaces?

I feel we can never be the cutting edge, world-class city that we all desparately want to be. We’re just the expensive knock-off that looks really fake :(

The Eater Toronto Heat Map

I was intrigued to see what was on the Eater Toronto heat map of the top 10 “it” restaurants opened within the past year. It’s interesting to see the revival of the west after hearing a lot of hype about the stroller mom east for the past couple of years. I have noticed Eater didn’t list more “affordable” places to eat on their heat map and it’s generally all upper priced restaurants. I am also very curious to see how they will be mapping out the new food truck trend that seems to have infected Toronto next year.

(Source: http://eater.com/archives/2012/04/11/the-eater-toronto-heat-map-where-to-eat-right-now.php)

Historically, we drank more beer…

This infographic puts the modern human species to shame!

(Source: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669289/the-miraculous-magical-magnificent-history-of-beer-infographic)