Like everyone, life for us has settled into a nearly hypnotic routine. Not bad mind you, just very different from my recent one as a chef and restaurant owner. Gardening, baking honest loaves in the outdoor oven and reading now fill our days. I make regular visits to our shuttered restaurant and long to hear the hum and bustle of our customers dining and our staff serving them. … [Read more...] about Greg Higgins on Payroll Protection Program loans
James Beard Awards Semifinalists Announced for 2011
Once again a long list of semifinalists has been announced by the James Beard Foundation. Portland will host the announcement of the nominees of the 2011 James Beard Awards on Monday, March 21st, 2011 at an invitation-only press luncheon at the Oregon Culinary Institute. This is the day after a benefit fundraiser dinner at the Multnomah Athletic Club featuring past and present … [Read more...] about James Beard Awards Semifinalists Announced for 2011
No Dogs at Farmers Market, Suze Orman Miscalculates and More!
Suze Orman, financial "adviser", says that people should stop eating in restaurants to save money. Unemployment has hit 10.1%, but Suzie Orman wants us to boycott an industry that supports 14 million people? How is this is going to help?Orman made this statement on a recent episode of the Oprah show. The outcry was immediate, and Ms. Orman retracted her statement the next … [Read more...] about No Dogs at Farmers Market, Suze Orman Miscalculates and More!
Pet Peeves in Dining Service and Catching Up on News
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