As every year about this time, the James Beard Foundation announced its huge list of semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef awards. While the list includes plenty of local chefs and restaurants, no Portland restaurants are nominated in the "Best Restaurant" section. Note that Portland also did not get any nominations for "Best Service" (gasp).For maximum press … [Read more...] about James Beard Semifinalists 2013 Announced
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
Alien Life Forms in Clear Creek Distillery Bottles Identified! Yet another article from The New York Times on Portland, or to be more specific, Clear Creek Distillery. They have some really nice pictures of pears that have been grown in the bottles, but most interesting is the attitude of Clear Creek's Stephen McCarthy. While the tall, bearded Mr. McCarthy is ordinarily … [Read more...] about NY Times on Clear Creek Distillery, World’s Most Expensive Dessert