$114 for a beer? These upscale brews are worth sharing

[Toronto Star] Inverted wine glasses hang above the bar at Little Italy’s newest watering hole but there isn’t a bottle of red or white in site. Instead, the large bottles that line Birreria Volo’s shelves are filled with specialty beers — notably sours, farmhouse ales and Belgian-style brews.

In Denmark, Danishes Aren't Actually Danish

[Extra Crispy] Upon moving to Copenhagen in 2006 for a year-long exchange, one of the first words I learned in Danish was wienerbrød. As important as it was to know how to say “hello” and “goodbye” (hej and hej hej, respectively), it was just as imperative that I be able to order the flaky, sweet pastries that are the highlight of an indulgent breakfast spread.

Going Back to a Home I Never Knew

[Narratively] Thirty-three years ago, my mother fled Hong Kong for the opportunity of a lifetime in the West. When I made the reverse move, we both learned more than we ever expected to about where we belong.

BeaverTails Are the Canadian Pastries Taking Over the World

[Extra Crispy] To make a BeaverTail doughnut, whole wheat dough is hand-stretched into an oval shape and fried in canola oil. It’s still warm when the pastry is served, topped with cinnamon and sugar or more extravagant additions like cheesecake spread sprinkled with Skor bits. In Canada, it’s an indulgent favorite found at theme parks, ski lodges, and summer festivals in the eastern half of the country. And unlike your average doughnut or pastry, part of the BeaverTails experience is watching the decadent treat being prepared in front of you.

Are We Going Under?

[Time Out] With soaring rents, complaining neighbours and the ongoing ‘permit situation’, Hong Kong’s underground venues are desperately struggling to survive. 

Hot Seat: Fatboy Slim

[Time Out] He was a phenomenon in the 1990s, but often under a haze of booze. Now sober, the big beat master from Brighton tells Andrea Yu why he’s here to stay.