Here is a piece of an article on tipping from the NY Daily News: BY LORE CROGHAN NY DAILY NEWS BUSINESS WRITER It’s hard to know when and how much to tip. From a customer’s point of view, tips are a reward for a job well done. But for service workers in the city’s low-wage jobs, tips make the difference … [Read more...] about Tipping Tips From Experts?
Portland Food and Restaurant News and Discussion
This is an archive of Portland metro area restaurant and food news, political debate, diatribes, discussion threads etc. If we aren't quite sure where a story belongs, you'll find it here.
Over the past month, a few of us have been up at Vij's, the Indian restaurant in Vancouver BC. There were rumors about Vikram Vij scouting out locations in Seattle, so Tami Parr asked him about it. "Vij said that he felt that the market was ready and he found some great locations, but he didn't feel he could find the … [Read more...] about Vij’s to head south? Rare in BC, Rachael Ray hits Portland
From a Salon.com article, (you can read it here) Anthony Bourdain talking about Whole Foods. Interesting interview. I love Whole Foods talking about lobster and clam cruelty, when people are being fucked to death, kidnapped, starved, bombed. [The grocery chain recently stopped selling some live shellfish on the … [Read more...] about Anthony Bourdain On Whole Foods – And News
Whole Foods Market Pressures Sonoma Foie Gras to Discontinue Foie Gras An article in the New York Times discusses the pressure Whole Foods Market is putting on Sonoma Foie Gras through it's processor. Now Sonoma Foie Gras is fighting back with a lawsuit. From the Times article: "In the lawsuit, Sonoma Foie Gras is … [Read more...] about “Organizing for an Indelicate Fight”
Lot's of queries are coming in about Colleen's Bistro. For those who missed the story while FD was gone, Colleen left the bistro. The owners have changed the name to Le Pigeon, and hired a new chef - Gabriel Rucker, most recently from Gotham Bldg. Tavern - to replace … [Read more...] about Le Pigeon to Open, Pascal Sauton Takes on Animal Rights
30 years ago, a blind tasting was held comparing French and California wines. At that time, France was defeated after French judges decided the wines from California were superior. From the BBC News, "The result was seen as a blow to French national pride and shocked the country's wine industry." Now the contest has … [Read more...] about Wine Competition Pits France Versus USA
Received this from the folks at Zagat: This year’s Portland and Seattle Restaurants survey is now underway. We’d like to include your readers among the knowledgeable reviewers whose witty, descriptive comments make Zagat Survey guides an indispensable resource for consumers. Complete our online survey by the June … [Read more...] about Vote on the Portland Zagat Survey
Updated: 1:18pm Gotham Building Tavern has closed. As in, no longer doing business. I’m still trying to confirm details, but have been told by two sources that Friday was the last night. More to come. It seemed like a nice day for some exercise, so I took a bike ride across the bridge and somehow ended up in … [Read more...] about Gotham Tavern Closed