[Update 7.09 : Since this incident happened, the restaurant has changed hands.] For a restaurant that reportedly spent $5,000,000 on the interior and claims to be customer service oriented, you’d think they might have the graciousness to handle a situation like this another way. Personally, I don’t care to give … [Read more...] about Customer Service ‘F’ for Fenouil
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.
Saint Cupcake was broken into on the evening before Valentines day. Apparently, bakers had been busy late into the night making sure cupcakes would be available for those that wanted them for their sweethearts. Imagine their distress, returning to find thieves had smashed a window and stolen 12 dozen cupcakes, a … [Read more...] about Saint Cupcake Robbed!
This post contains some adult language so steer away if you are sensitive. You will probably get a laugh if you continue. Someone once told me I would be a success, when people started saying things about me behind my back. Keeping that in mind, I always keep an eye on the various food server chat-groups around … [Read more...] about Classic Chatter
Last fall, my friends and I decided to try a restaurant that we haven’t been to in a while. While the place was fairly busy, we were seated immediately: We ordered appetizers: 30 minutes later, they arrived. 55 minutes after we finished those, the entrees arrived. About the time the entrees came, the manager … [Read more...] about Worst Restaurant Service I’ve Ever Had!
The NY Times food section has an excellent article today on critic Frank Bruni's experience going from the food critic side to being a server. It is an interesting article, and gives a good perspective on what they have to go through. A highly recommended read. ... I need to redeem myself with the two diners at X-9, … [Read more...] about My Week as a Waiter
When the hair salon next door to Park Kitchen went under, I was sure they were going to take it over. It seemed so logical, even my dog gave it is own special seal of approval. Months have gone by, and as the park blocks are on our nightly walks, we’ve kept our eye on the building. Now the news is here. They have … [Read more...] about Park Kitchen Expands
Word has reached me that Gretchen Glatte is out at Wildwood, replaced by Michelle Vernier, from Blu Restaurant in Boston. Her bio: “Pastry Chef Michelle Vernier creates desserts for blu’s dining room as well as breads and pastries for the casual café. Michelle first experimented with cooking at a young age – once … [Read more...] about New Pastry Chef at Wildwood
This review has been updated. You will find the newer version by clicking here. … [Read more...] about Aladdin’s Cafe – 12.05