[Note: This an April Fools story from Starbucks] SEATTLE, April 1, 2010 –Starbucks announced today the introduction of two new beverage sizes in stores in the U. S. and Canada this Fall. The announcement follows a year of research and direct customer feedback through MyStarbucksIdea.com requesting even more … [Read more...]
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.
[Note: This is a mix of April Fools stories and real news. The real stories are at the top of the page, phony stories have their titles crossed out] IS YOUR SUSHI SUSTAINABLE? "Fish2Fork 'names and shames' restaurants." From The Washington Post, "Name and shame. That's the goal of a new Web site that rates U.S. … [Read more...]
Please note: This was an April Fool's joke! It's no secret to many of you that I have had considerable health problems over the years. I'm sure you have noticed that the frequency of posts has slowed considerably. While I was blaming the lack of reviews on the poor economy and the corresponding drop in donations, … [Read more...]
We had some in-depth conversation a few weeks ago about whether a waiter should remove an empty plate before all diners at the table have finished eating. Many of you thought that the crossed knife and fork was the best way to signal that you want your plate removed. At Portland Food and Drink, we want to make the … [Read more...]
Stumptown Coffee Roasters to Branch in New Direction Gossip tends to pour from restaurants in this town, but Stumptown has always kept its future plans pretty close to the chest. That made for quite a surprise last Friday when they announced their fair trade popcorn initiative. Duane Sorenson says it is a "natural … [Read more...]
[There are a lot of people new to this site, who may have missed this review when I first published it back in 1996. I Be sure to read the comments below - priceless!] Driving west on Burnside, one can’t help but notice the warm glow of the sign in the distance. La Campana beckons from a block away. “Come … [Read more...]