Men's Journal photographs Five Portland Chefs I had to see this one to believe it, so bought the October 2009 Men's Journal Magazine. The editors picked five "leading Portland Chefs", dressed them up in suits, and photographed them around town. Their chef choices: Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon, Scott Dolich - Park Kitchen, Patrick Miller - 50 Plates, Andy Ricker - Pok Pok & … [Read more...] about Portland Chefs as Fashion Models from Men’s Journal
Barista Coffee, Billy Wilson's new venture is now open at 539 NW 13th street. He's got some beautiful equipment including a stunning vacuum pot, and coffee from Stumptown, Ecco Caffe and Chicago's Intelligentsia: you can pick which bean you want them to use for your cup. This makes for some interesting comparisons. Of course a selection of beans from the variously featured … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee NW 13th Open, Is It Bad Manners to Photograph Food?
Portland Food & Drink is the best source for online menus, news on restaurant openings, and snarky, user-penned feedback." In October, New York Magazine ran an article called Play in Portland's Shadows. I have no idea why this just popped up in my linkback list, but the Related Links section made me laugh. Portland Food & Drink is the best source for online menus, … [Read more...] about Pet Peeves in Dining Service and Catching Up on News
Not a whole lot going on right now, but here's a few items that may be of interest.1. Fooku contest is closed. I'll be sending the entires off to the judges, and we'll pick the top five for a community vote.2. Most of people have probably heard, but Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon has been named as one of the "top ten chefs in the nation". How does he celebrate? By closing … [Read more...] about You Call This News? Dry Soda, Segafreddo and More
Almost since the day they opened, I’ve been hearing good things about Chef Gabriel Rucker and his restaurant Le Pigeon. I went for the first time a month ago, and have been going back ever since.The entire restaurant is made up of a large open kitchen, about seven farmhouse-style tables, and a chef’s counter where you can watch the action. On nice days, there are a couple … [Read more...] about Review: Le Pigeon