[UPDATE June 7, 2003: www.straight.com/editorial/food.php no longer works and neither does straight.synercom-edi.com/editorial/food.php?IssueNumber=xxxx. straight.synercom-edi.com/editorial/food.php?IssueNumber=xxxx works up until January 2003 and where xxx <= 1830. straight.synercom-edi.com/editorial/food.php?IssueNumber=1830 and lower work but straight.synercom-edi.com/editorial/food.php?IssueNumber=1831 and higher don't work.
The Food section is now of the form http://www.straight.com/?defaultarticle=xxxxx e.g. this week's food section is at http://www.straight.com/?defaultarticle=11165. Unfortunately there is no pattern to figure out what xxxx is week after week, so unless you bookmark the page or save it on a blog or web page before the Thursday of the following week, the URL is lost.
Respectful request to the Straight web team: Please provide an archive page of all the food writing.
[UPDATE November 9. 2002: The Georgia Straight appears to have simplified their URLs. No longer do you need to prefix their URLs with straight.synercom-edi.com. Now you can simply use www.straight.com e.g. the current food feature is http://www.straight.com/editorial/food.php).]
I discovered by playing around with the Georgia Straight URLs that the Food Feature and Jurgen Gothe's Uncorked archives are on the site.
The food feature appears to have URLs of the form:
http://straight.synercom-edi.com/editorial/food.php?IssueNumber=xxxx where "xxxx" represents the issue number. This week is issue 1806. Last week was issue 1805 so to get last week's Food Feature on Steveston the URL is:
Similarly, Uncorked appears to have URLs of the form:
e.g. The URL of last week's Uncorked, Cool Whites Priced to Move) is:
Of course the Straight could change this at any time, so don't be surprise if this doesn't work in the future!