Review: Blue Star Donuts

Blue Star blueberry-bourbon-basil donut

When I was in college, I had a passion for bear claws. Working nights, I had an hour to kill before my next job, which happened to take me past Venice Beach and its line of donut shops. Over the course of a year, I tried every bear claw in the area, and got to know exactly what time they would be coming out of the … [Read more...]

A Huge Roundup of News You May Have Missed…

Lucky Peach Magazine

You may have missed the following stories, because I never had a chance to report them. According to Willamette Week, Roe, a "back room" of  Trent Pierce's Wafu, will be opening sooner than expected. In an article for Portland Monthly, Michael C. Zusman says "The game plan will include a chef’s counter, tasting … [Read more...]

Lots of Bits of news

Lots of quick little things that have filled my inbox over the past few months. You've probably heard much of this before, but for those who haven't... Gabriel Rucker, chef of Le Pigeon is opening a new restaurant downtown. The new venture called "Little Bird" (get it?), will focus on simple "bistro" meals. Erik Van … [Read more...]

Old News?

two-tarts-smores

Dovetail Bakery has opened at NE 31st and Alberta. I'm told they used to be be in the wholesale baking business in St. Johns. According to my source, they have good items.   I twittered last month about Chef Paul Hyman of Nel Centro getting the boot. Reviews around town have been mixed at best. The … [Read more...]