Tasty n Sons Reopens Tomorrow

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Tasty n Sons is reopening November 19th with a "New Look and Taste of the Chesapeake Bay". John Gorham’s Tasty n Sons, Portland’s iconic brunch spot, is opening its doors again after a short reprieve. The dust has settled, the bar has been expanded, and the restaurant has received a lighter and brighter fresh coat … [Read more...]

John Gorham’s M.E.C Opens August 1st.

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The highly anticipated Mediterranean Exploration Company, a third restaurant by John Gorham of Tasty N. Sons/Alder and perennial reader favorite, Toro Bravo, is almost ready to open. This is my favorite cuisine, so I'm bouncing up and down in my chair. Rather than summarize, here is the press release in its … [Read more...]

Book Review – The Toro Bravo Cookbook

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Over the last few years, it seems like more and more chefs feel the need to add long bios showing the highs and lows of their life, before recounting their success opening a restaurant, before they get to the parade of recipes. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t; mostly it depends on how interested one is in … [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...]

Pascal Sauton for “Hottest Chef”

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Zester Daily guest writer John Gorham, owner of Toro Bravo, Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder, has strong opinions on the silliness of contests on some food blogs - ...But the contest that pushed me over the edge was named “The Hottest Chef.” Not hot as in “rising star” or “making great food.” No. Hot as in good … [Read more...]