Boxer Sushi to Close

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No commentary from me for once. Just going to post the PR. BOXER SUSHI ANNOUNCES CLOSURE WITH THE DEPARTURE OF CHEF IAN SKOMSKI Restaurant to close September 21 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Co-owners and founders Katie Poppe and Micah Camden will shutter the doors of Boxer Sushi on Sunday, September 21. The … [Read more...]

The Backlot Dims: Remembering Joan Rivers

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The most memorable person I have ever met, was Joan Rivers, and it was all because of a last minute bartending job. In the late 1970's, I was working at a "fern bar"; the hot new thing, known for featuring lots of greenery and Boston ferns in macrame hangers, fake antiques, and a clientele wearing mostly polyester … [Read more...]

Tasty n Sons remodel, Menu Overhaul


News today from the Gorham's about quite a few changes to the Tasty n Sons interior and menu. From the press release - Chef and restaurateur John Gorham is never satisfied. The successful chef, mentor and cookbook author will close the wildly popular Tasty n Sons Portland restaurant for two weeks this November 3-17 to … [Read more...]

SipSnapp Guides You Through Beer Lists

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Beer is not my strong point. I can  find my way through a wine or cocktail list without too many problems, but am usually lost when I am craving a beer. Now, a new smart phone application called SipSnapp helps guide you through the process of choosing a beer you will like from the list of available options. The app … [Read more...]

Goodby Produce Row Cafe

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Alan Davis, owner of the Produce Row Cafe, announced this morning that the cafe will close permanently tonight. It is with a heavy heart that we close Produce Row today for an indefinite hiatus. We understand this is a surprise for many and please know that we could not be more grateful for all of your support over … [Read more...]