Every so often a publisher sends me a book I’m sure will be lousy, but it turns out to be an enjoyable read. Such is the case with “Restaurant Man” by Joe Bastianich, longtime business partner of Mario Batali. It is a combination of homage to food and wine, and tutelage on owning and managing restaurants. Bastianich … [Read more...] about Book Review: Restaurant Man
Food Writing Archive
This category could be about anything having to do with food: Food Haiku, Limericks, Contests, Essays, Trips down memory line, musings about life... whatever strikes my fancy, and doesn't fit into the other categories
THE VOTING HAS CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who participated! The winner is Dave for: to err is human and to forgive is divine I served red with fish Honorable mention to Amber: Wine filled our glasses, Lingered on your lips, so I Drank too much of both. Dave - please email me your contact information so that we … [Read more...] about The 2012 Food Haiku Contest Results!
In a recent meeting with the PortlandFoodandDrink.com editors, we noticed a continuing trend. It doesn't matter where a chef is cooking, if they are lousy at one restaurant, chances are, they will be lousy at the next... and the next... and the next; this is Portland, after all. In order to save our dwindling … [Read more...] about Portland Food and Drink – Change in Direction
(This was, of course, and April Fools Joke) This town is dense with dining establishments and packed with foodies. For anyone with restaurateur ambitions, it's a tough market to squeeze into and an even tougher crowd to please. While they may not be your dream themes, here's a rundown of the four most out-there … [Read more...] about Four Out-There Restaurants Coming to Stumptown
By Charley Michaels God, I love and hate eating out in Portland. Would hate to run a restaurant even more. A Yelp review (names withheld): Upon entering the ambience was warm welcoming, and lively, but once we were seated it was evident that the noise level was too loud for comfort. Next set back: service was slow. … [Read more...] about A Classic Portland Tale of Yelp Reviews
This contest has now closed, but you'll enjoy reading the food writing in the comment section below. Over the history of the site, we've had several food writing contests. They have been so successful, I’ve lined up some great prizes, and we’ll do it again. The winner will receive: A $25 gift certificate to … [Read more...] about The 2011 Food Writing Contest!
With 72 entries in the beer haiku contest, the judges had their work cut out for them! However, every judge voted for the same entry, which makes it the easy winner. The first-place winner of the haiku contest who will receive a pair of tickets to the Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Feast in Bend Oregon is - Clay … [Read more...] about 2011 Beer Haiku Contest Winner!
The contest is now closed, but you'll enjoy reading all the entries in the comments below. Once again Sagebrush is sponsoring the Portland Food and Drink Beer/food Haiku contest. Sagebrush 2011 has expanded the popular Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic of the past 22 years to benefit even more area charities. In … [Read more...] about Time for our 2011 Annual Beer Haiku Contest