I’m So Over Pumpkin Spice


Pumpkin-spice - it's everywhere this year. What is all the fuss about? On a recent walk, I broke down and stopped at a Starbucks to try this mystical beverage that seems to appear at least once in every 20 something's Facebook stream. It's been ten years since Starbucks invented the pumpkin-spice latte, and it seems … [Read more...]

Bluehour Fire Victim Sues for Injuries


Back in April of 2013, Bluehour bartender Steven Grimm was seriously burned and hospitalized after a fire. At the time, owner Bruce Carey said, "Last evening at around 9:00 pm there was an accidental fire at Bluehour.  Our bartender Steve Grimm has been treated at a local hospital and he is expected to return home … [Read more...]

Is MSG Set for a Comeback?


Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a type of sodium salt, a naturally-occurring non-essential amino acid. For years it has been used as a food enhancer, which gives a umami taste that intensifies meaty, savory flavors. For years it was commonly used in restaurants, but most stopped after the salt reports that large doses … [Read more...]

Some Events Still Available at FEAST Portland!


Heading to FEAST? Here is some information for ticket holders, and a list of events that are still available: Prepare To Stuff Your Face! Bon Appetit presents Feast Portland: A Celebration Of Oregon Bounty is finally here, and it's time again to watch chefs, brewers, winemakers, distillers, and artisans shine (and … [Read more...]