First of all, I have to apologize to a couple of folks who sent in tips over the last month. For some reason I thought both had been published elsewhere, and were common knowledge. Since they ended up as breaking news yesterday, I felt pretty dumb. Please know that I really appreciate your tips(!) and won't let this … [Read more...] about Oops… Bunk Takes Over Wonder Bar, K&Z to Pix Space, American Wine Society in PDX
When I wrote about the Northwest Regional Barista Competition last week, I didn't know sour grapes were a Washington crop. According to Seattle Weekly, they have an excess this year - PDX showed up in our state, rolling three or four rows of spectators deeps, with the hashtag #TacomaByStorm already set for all their … [Read more...] about Seattle’s Sour Grapes, Meatballs & Milkshakes, Taboada is Expanding, Ken G is Diabetic and Someone’s Circling!
In an article in the Saturday Wall Street Journal, Kenny & Zuke's Deli was highlighted as one of 5 in the nation, that are bringing the terms "local", "organic" and "artisanal" back to the scene. Owner Ken Gordon's take? "What we're doing is what delis 50 to 100 years ago used to do". Instead of ordering their … [Read more...] about The Wall Street Journal Features Kenny & Zuke’s Deli
Interviews? We have a ton of them! Have you checked out the interviews on this website? There are pages of them done by multiple writers. We have done many interviews over the years with chefs, restaurant owners, cooks and more, the result is an honest dialog with people in the food industry. You’ll find the list … [Read more...] about Our Portland Interview Archive
Kenny & Zukes ...by moving toward delicious handmade food with good ingredients served with respect for past and present. When I was a kid growing up in Los Angeles, my dad used to take me to a traditional Jewish deli just a short distance from the Farmer's Market. It was a tradition, and all these years later, … [Read more...] about Kenny & Zuke’s Portland Deli In NY Times
Perhaps Ken Gordon's t-shirt said it best: "By Reading This You Have Given Me Brief Control of Your Mind." Ken Gordon is half of Kenny & Zukes -- one of Portland's most beloved Jewish delis, and he hasn't gotten to the point of moving 800 pounds of pastrami in a weekend by letting his kitchens get out of … [Read more...] about Interview: Chef Ken Gordon
Kenny & Zuke's Deli ranks number 7 in Bon Appetit's top 10 sandwich list From a café in Des Moines to a deli in Baltimore, these 10 spots serve the country's best sandwiches. #7 Portland, Oregon This Jewish-style deli has a reverence for all the classics—pastrami on rye, chopped liver, chicken soup with … [Read more...] about Kenny & Zukes On Bon Appetit’s “Best Sandwich List”
Those of us who have worked at Intel Jones Farm, always knew the cafe was pretty great, but might not know the story of what goes on behind the scenes. Nancy Rommelmann wrote a great interview with chef Micah Cavolo, an interesting enough guy when he's not cooking. You can check out the interview over at Pajamas Media. … [Read more...] about Ken’s Place Restaurant to Close, Cooking for Intel Jones Farm,