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Jan 5, 2010
While the rest of the about-town crowd were celebrating that booze-soaked, cheese platter-plenty, hangover brunch-craving orgy of food, wine, transgression, and excess known as New Years, I spent...
Dec 21, 2009
If you haven’t attended one of Gruner’s preview dinners, here’s your only chance. Chef Chris Israel says a few seats remain for the last preview dinner on Tuesday the 22nd, (That’s tomorrow...
Dec 15, 2009
Confirmed just minutes ago by salami artist and Olympic Provisions co-owner Elias Cairo, the newly minted restaurant/salumeria has passed muster with the US Department of Agriculture and is now...
Dec 10, 2009
Anyone who holds a fork, chopsticks, or injera has opinions on food, but for those of us lucky enough to eat at restaurants almost daily, violently strong opinions form on which...
Nov 19, 2009
For car-less souls like me, downtown living is the only option in PDX. Yet food-wise, Eastside options are much greater—especially on rainy days when I’m craving pho, that beefy Vietnamese noodle...
Nov 18, 2009
Monday night I had the pleasure of attending a Spanish olive oil dinner at the Seattle restaurant Spur Gastropub (Which is excellent, but not really a gastropub) where the trade group Olive Oil...
Nov 13, 2009
Just 373 days after closing its doors for what most speculated would be the last time, the legendary Belmont Street Eatery Genoa will begin dinner service on December 1st. The building that housed...
Nov 10, 2009
I love to see familiar faces, but I also have my hideouts. Here are five places I love when I want to get away.
627 SW Washington St.
For urban getaways in your own city, you can’t do any...
Nov 4, 2009
Dear local restaurateurs,
Although I feel grateful to you for improving my quality of life and making me so happy so much of the time, sometimes I admit feeling estranged by your wacky high...
Oct 28, 2009
The central city’s first new urban square in decades was unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony last night. The meat between of a lopsided sandwich comprised of the diminutive brick-clad Guild...
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