Making Tonic Water – My Descent into Madness

Cinchona Officinalis

For me, this is the time of year for a good gin & tonic, and homemade tonic water makes a great gift. I thought it would be a good time to update and rerun this piece for 2008, with lots of updates. One cool spring evening, I spotted an article in Imbibe magazine which extolled the virtues of making tonic water … [Read more...]

News Roundup for September 4nd 2012

Probably the biggest news of last week was that chef David Padberg of Park Kitchen is leaving the restaurant for Raven & Rose, the gastropub opening in the Ladd Carriage House on Southwest Broadway. From, Other well-known Portland restaurant names -- including a GM and bar manager -- could be on the … [Read more...]

Park Kitchen Tweaks The Formula


Quite a few changes are afoot for our 2006 Restaurant of the Year, Park Kitchen. They do a good job of flying under the radar, but every so often we get quite a few updates at once. I've enjoyed occasional lunches at PK, and was just thinking I should drop by. Unfortunately, they will discontinue lunch on Friday, … [Read more...]