Seattle’s Sour Grapes, Meatballs & Milkshakes, Taboada is Expanding, Ken G is Diabetic and Someone’s Circling!

Paley's Place Dessert. Photo John Valls

When I wrote about the Northwest Regional Barista Competition last week, I didn't know sour grapes were a Washington crop. According to Seattle Weekly, they have an excess this year  - PDX showed up in our state, rolling three or four rows of spectators deeps, with the hashtag #TacomaByStorm already set for all their … [Read more...]

Food News Roundup For December 9th

Ton's of news, but mostly little tidbits that aren't worth posting on their own. Here we go: There have been rumors of financial problems with Rose's Deli's. Now the Tanasbourne site is R.I.P. status. In the press: Lisa Shroeder made it to the Today Show to promote her new cookbook Mother's Best. She gave a … [Read more...]

Interview: Chef Ken Gordon

Ken Gordon of Kenny and Zuke's Deli

Perhaps Ken Gordon's t-shirt said it best: "By Reading This You Have Given Me Brief Control of Your Mind." Ken is half of Kenny & Zukes -- one of Portland's most beloved Jewish delis, and he hasn't gotten to the point of moving 800 pounds of pastrami in a weekend by letting his kitchens get out of line. "I mean … [Read more...]

Portland Food News for November 13th, 2006

Oh Johnny, We're All Winners! A couple of small things, but not enough to write a new entry, so I'll add them here. Who do I think has the best burger in Portland? I probably shouldn't go out on a limb like this, based on one er... two burgers, but as far as I am concerned, Ten 01 has taken the … [Read more...]