Vote for Food & Wine People’s Best New Chef

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Food & Wine magazine is asking for votes for "People's Best New Chef: Northwest & Pacific". Portland has a good selection of contenders - Greg Denton & Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton from OX, Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene's and Roman Candle, Sarah Pliner of Aviary, Scott Snyder of Levant, Smallwares Joanna Ware, … [Read more...]

James Beard Semifinalists 2013 Announced

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As every year about this time, the James Beard Foundation announced its huge list of semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef awards. While the list includes plenty of local chefs and restaurants, no Portland restaurants are nominated in the "Best Restaurant" section. Note that Portland also did not get any … [Read more...]

Review: Ox Restaurant

Clams at Ox Restaurant in Portland Oregon

OX restaurant is a temple to “the wood-fired grilling tradition of Argentina, and with it, the culinary heritage of Spain, France and Italy”. Opened in early 2012 by Quiñónez and Greg Denton, Ox has shot to the top of  Portland's “must visit” restaurants, and placed number one on my 2012 Best New Restaurant … [Read more...]

News From Around the Web For January 28th

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The owner of Metrovino in the Pearl District has announced sous chef Victor Deras will be replacing departing chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñonez. According to Oregon Live, Deras has worked around Portland, but "really grew with us," Steele says. The sous has experience running the show when Denton and Quiñonez … [Read more...]