Our April Fools Archive

Every year we do at least one April fool's joke. This might be crazy reviews, fake news posts... whatever imaginative (or unimaginative) ideas I can come up with.

In Depth Review: Gas Station Food

Gas Station

[Note: Since I don't have anything ready for April Fools day 2015, I thought I'd repost this story from 2010. The best part is, this really happened, but I thought it would make a good April Fools Story. I've written many on this site over the years.] A few years ago, food critic and Gourmet Magazine editor Ruth … [Read more...]

New Review: SE Portland’s Roman Candle

Roman Candle

This is of course, an April Fools joke. I'm so tired of all the stupid words being made up by aging writers in a vain attempt to come across as cool, all the stupidity to make the food scene sound more important than it really is, and the over-the-top hyperbole being used by people who used to be good critics, I … [Read more...]

Ingredient of the month – all about Oxtail


This was, of course, an April Fools joke. I apologize to the lady who wrote me a nasty letter this morning about being embarrassed by her butcher. This is the first of a new once a month series of articles about food ingredients. I hope you use the information to better understand some of the lesser used but … [Read more...]

Breaking: Post Cereal Food Fraud!

One of our faithful sleuths turned us on to this story, and it's a PortlandFoodandDrink.com exclusive! Brace yourself; Post Grape-Nuts cereal contains "whole grain wheat flour, malted barley flour, salt and dried yeast". Hello? What's missing here? Grapes! There are no grapes in Grape-Nuts cereal. Further investigation … [Read more...]

Four Out-There Restaurants Coming to Stumptown

(This was, of course, and April Fools Joke) This town is dense with dining establishments and packed with foodies. For anyone with restaurateur ambitions, it's a tough market to squeeze into and an even tougher crowd to please. While they may not be your dream themes, here's a rundown of the four most out-there … [Read more...]