I received this statement a few minutes ago from Naomi of Ripe/Gotham/clarklewis fame. I think it is a terrific letter that answers as many of the questions as she can, and puts some rumors to rest. Thank you Naomi. Just wanting to make a brief statement- for the purposes of some clarification. Of course there are rumors flying – But straight from the source seems like it … [Read more...] about Naomi Speaks Regarding Closure of Gotham/Ripe
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.
From Willamette Week today comes validation of the gossip most of us have been hearing for months.“The rumors are true: Michael Hebberoy has left ripe, the indie Portland restaurant empire he created with his wife, Naomi, that includes the nationally acclaimed Family Supper as well as the restaurants clarklewis and the Gotham Bldg. Tavern. Early Thursday afternoon, Naomi … [Read more...] about Michael and Naomi: No More
Michaels Charles with more details on the Dagoba Chocolate recall: Sources disclose that Dagoba Chocolate owner, Frederick Schilling, has already jumped on a plane for Ecuador to find out what could possibly have occurred to result in certain late 2005 lots of Dagoba Eclipse bars (and other products using Ecuadoran single-origin beans) testing positive for excessive lead … [Read more...] about More Details on the Dagoba Chocolate Recall
Should food reviews be scored? Should reviewers be reviewed? How can you compare the food at a pool hall, to a fine restaurant? Jump right in and join the debate.I've seen lots of complaints about the length of reviews; I've had some myself. A review is only going to be as thorough and accurate as the budget of the publication will allow. Newspapers and magazines are … [Read more...] about Should Food Reviews be Scored? Reviewers be Reviewed?
Every so often, I get incredibly great (yet nasty) emails/comments. I thought I would publish a few today:"FD, unfortunately your little site lacks as much as the horrible Shamelessrestaurant.com I've spent the last hour searching for anything of merit and have been totally amused to find nothing....""You also seem to think you have credentials for food reviews but … [Read more...] about I Get Crazy Letters