Survey 2011: Best Wine List

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This question was suggested by a reader, and added to the poll at the last-minute. I think it was a good idea, and was interested to see which restaurants placed on top of the pack. Here are the results. Out of 490 votes cast: Metrovino -20% of the vote.  1139 Northwest 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 (503) … [Read more...]

Review: Noble Rot 2.0

Noble Rot has a somewhat confusing pedigree. As I understand, it was originally started by chef Leather Storrs, and received positive reviews, including from me. I liked the warm, comforting atmosphere and the limited but mostly well executed menu. In 2007, Leather left and opened another restaurant on East Burnside … [Read more...]

Bacon Apple Pie Recipe – and a bit of news

National Pie Day is January 23rd. This reminded me of the Bacon-Apple Pie at Lincoln. At the time I promised to get the recipe, so to honor the day, I did. Wearing all black, I slithered in through a skylight, broke into the office, and stole the recipe. Here it is: Makes one 9-inch pie 3 tablespoons all-purpose … [Read more...]