Popular economist and food blogger Tyler Cowen visited UT Scarborough, and was taken on a local food and restaurant tour by the Dean. Afterwards he had this to say:
"Wednesday night I was taken on a restaurant tour of Scarborough — four different places — plus rolls from a Sri Lankan locale, consumed in the office of the Dean of UT Scarborough and with the assistance of Peter Loewen.
After that eating, and lots of driving around and looking, I concluded Scarborough is the best ethnic food suburb I have seen in my life, ever, and by an order of magnitude. I hope you all have the chance to visit Scarborough, Ontario.
If you are wondering where I went, that is beside the point."
Cowen is the author of "An Economist Gets Lunch," and may have sampled more regional cuisines of the world than most anyone. His dining philosophy is rooted in economics: the best ethnic cuisine in the western world is found in family owned restaurants in suburban strip malls because they are able to offer the highest quality at the best price to the customer base most familiar to the cuisine.
He is also a professor at Georgetown University and co-manages the very popular economics blog Marginal Revolution.