Noisette to Close


Noisette Restaurant is closing - eventually. As of now they have not announced the exact closing date. Chef/owner Tony Demes has worked under famed chefs Thomas Keller, Michael Romao, Roland Cheneau and David Bouley. In 1995 he opened the lauded Couvron in Portland, which was known for its hours long tasting menus. … [Read more...]

New Seasons Market to Open St. Johns Store

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New Seasons Market is opening a new branch in St. Johns. From the press release: Locally owned  and  operated  New  Seasons  Market  announced  today  that  it  plans  to open  a  25,000-­‐square-­‐foot  grocery  store  at  the  southeast  corner  of  N.  Lombard  Street  and  N.  Westanna  Avenue  in  spring … [Read more...]

Making the Perfect Gin and Tonic

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Gin & Tonic is what my father would have called “an honest drink.” Nothing fancy; direct and to the point. However, making the perfect gin and tonic requires a few simple steps. In the 50’s I’d come home from school and mom would turn on the Children’s Hour on NPR.  I would sit sideways in the egg chair, lost … [Read more...]

Baklava Bakery Video Dazzles


FoodieTV, the folks behind the iPhone app, have posted a beautifully shot video of a commercial baklava bakery. The origin of baklava is hotly contested, but this restaurant in Gaziantep, Turkey has been making it since 1887. Join Daniel and Mirra from The Perennial Plate as they tour famed baklava producer … [Read more...]