Review: Ate-Oh-Ate

ate-oh-ate

Nostalgia can do odd things to people. It can turn strong men weepy, and make normally sensible folks act with puzzlingly sentimental yearnings. The word “nostalgia” literally means a sickness for home, and when Ben Dyer set out to re-create the food (no one ever accused it of being a “cuisine”) of his native … [Read more...]

Review: Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille

Bamboo Grove

Down in blue Hawaii. So far away from blue Hawaii. Aloha nui means goodbye. “In Blue Hawaii” Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks On yet another daylight-challenged, Oregon grey winter day, we puzzle over where to eat. It is a frequent noon time ritual at my office. My business partner–a social worker masquerading … [Read more...]