I really wasn't going to say anything. It seems to me they have been given enough publicity. Then someone pointed out they need a break from the tragedy going on in the South. Six other readers emailed similar thoughts. So, with a few accompanying comments from your editor, here is part of the latest publicity email … [Read more...] about Gotham Tavern Hires House Writer to Compose Table Cards
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.
I couldn't help but stop and read when I saw that the Google Cafe people are looking for a new chef on their main campus. Employees get the benefit of free meals made from organic/sustainable ingredients. As part of their search, they posted their typical weekly menu.Read more if you want to be depressed about the … [Read more...] about What Does the Google Cafe Menu Look Like?
Have you read this weeks review by Karen Brooks of Cobras and Matadors in the Oregonian? [Note: the article is no longer available online] Some people think the article was way over the top, and downright cruel. I haven't been to the restaurant, so can't agree or disagree, but was a bit surprised by the vehemence of … [Read more...] about Do You Think a Newspaper’s Viciously Negative Review is Ok?
With all the hamburger controversy that has been going on, I thought I would give my .02 cents. Over at ExtraMSG’s site, he has been going through and reviewing many Portland area burgers. It is very thorough, you can read it here: ExtraMSG.com. He likes the Wildwood burger, and since I stopped going to the restaurant … [Read more...] about Burger Wars! Wildwood vrs. Cafe Castagna
Am I the only one that thought all the free publicity Gotham got in Friday's Oregonian was no more than gushing drivel? One restaurant got seven pages plus the cover of A&E? You'd think it was the annual food issue and Hebberoy and company had won. Want to bet who will be the next Oregonian restaurant of the year? … [Read more...] about Does the Oregonian Have an Agenda to Promote Certain Restaurants
One of my most popular posts ever, and the one that put this site on the map. This is three posts over three days, all put together: Over the past six months there has been a change in the food reviews in this town. Before that time you would see the occasional negative review, but 90% of them were darn positive. … [Read more...] about Saucebox Restaurant in Portland Goes Nuclear Over a Bad Review