Pinocchio has mastered the art of spin control. Is the Oregonian regretting giving the restaurant a bad review?On November 21st, critic Roger Porter's Oregonian review of Pinocchio was published. Some choice gems: I cannot tell a lie. Pinocchio is the most mediocre restaurant in years to occupy prime downtown real estate. Right now the cooking smacks of airline food, but … [Read more...] about Is the Oregonian Trying to Cover Up a Bad Review?
Clyde Common Restaurant
Note: Clyde Common is it existed in this review closed in 2021. Now they have reopened as a bar with food called Clyde Tavern. I haven't tried it yet, but expect it to be good, especially the cocktails.Many restaurants are emblematic of certain eras in the cities they inhabit. Think of the well-known Brasserie Lipp in Paris in the 1920's, when artists and writers milled … [Read more...] about Review: Clyde Common
Whole Foods and Wild Oats Food Fight Remember the talk about the Whole Foods buy out of the struggling Wild Oats Markets chain? Well, it appears the merger might be kaput due to government market (no pun intended) regulations, and eagle eye news sleuth Jack Bog, has an interesting take on the whole deal. Could it be a right wing conspiracy?Jonathon Gold and Willamette … [Read more...] about A Festival of Food News
Wildfire Pizza to open at 3925 NE MLK. Talk about a booming area! Toro Bravo, Terroir, Marco Shaw's seafood place (opening date unknown), and now Wildfire Pizza. My question is, where are they going to get all the diners? No, scratch that; I should have said, Where are they getting all the money? None of these are exactly low-budget build-outs.As I was sitting at Rocket … [Read more...] about Wildfire Pizza and Clyde Common Opening
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