In 2010, I asked "Who has the best breakfast in Portland". The answers were 1. Screen Door, 2. Simpatica, 3. Mother's Bistro. I asked again in 2011, and this time the ranking was Tasty n Sons, Screen Door and Simpatica. With the arrival of Tasty n Sons at the top position, everything else just pushed down one slot. This year, the rankings are the same, but I added 11 other … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Brunch in Portland
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?
The Washington Post on the trend towards making bitters, mixers, etc. from scratch In an article titled "Be A Bold Mixmaster", they talk in length about making everything from martini onions, cherries, and tonic water. They even mention infused rums.Falernum is another story. No one, it seems, can obtain the infused rum unless they make it themselves. Yet a half-century … [Read more...] about Whole Foods to Buy Wild Oats, Washington Post on Homemade Bitters