On the way home from dinner at Nel Centro one evening, I was bemoaning the fact that I hadn’t had a good meal since I reviewed Tabla. At that moment, we drove past Higgins Restaurant, which looked completely full. It had been at least five years since my last dinner there, but it used to be one of my favorite … [Read more...] about Review: Higgins Restaurant
The new issue of GQ Magazine features Portland restaurants in their City Guides section. More than any magazine article I have seen over the last year, GQ gets it right. How did Portland, a soggy city on the West Coast, come to be the scrappiest, most original gastronomic destination in America, a town where you can … [Read more...] about GQ Gets Portland Right
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 … [Read more...] about No Dogs at Farmers Market, Suze Orman Miscalculates and More!
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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Pet Peeves in Dining Service and Catching Up on News