Sunset Magazine seems to like Portland. Barely a year goes by between mentions. In the February issue, they devote six pages to a section called Portland Cooks: This town has turned into a culinary hot spot, thanks to inspired chefs, an adventurous clientele, and some of the country’s best produce. Though some of the photographs leave a lot to be desired, the cover Paley’s Place, clarklewis, Tabla, Andina, etc. Sunset also offers recipes from various places. Overall, a decent view of Portland food. It’s not on their website yet. Elsewhere, the magazine goes on a chocolate binge, mentioning Cacao, Mio Gelato, Moonstruck Chocolates, and Sahagun. Finally, Fubon Shopping Center is mentioned. It must be our month for magazines.
What happens when you do an article on slaughtering a lamb, and accidentally place it next to an advert for a vegan establishment? The sky falls! If you haven’t been following the chaos over at the Mercury’s Blogtown, it’s been… entertaining. In an attempt to placate the vociferous vegan crowd, Matt Davis, who penned the original piece, has gone vegan for two weeks. You can read the story here. Matt, I thought of you as I was chowing down on good pulled pork last weekend.
Those of you who have made it down to Napa Valley to eat at Thomas Keller’s “temporary restaurant”, Ad Hoc, will be glad to know it is going to be permanent. From the San Francisco Chronicle:
“The restaurant, which serves just one fixed-price menu family-style each night, opened last year and was supposed to be a sic-month placeholder until Keller could turn it into a “burgers and bottles” restaurant”
He is now looking for a new location to open his burger restaurant (can you imagine what he would do with a burger?!). In the meanwhile, if you haven’t made it to Ad Hoc yet, put it on your list of destinations for your summer travel; It’s great. What, you don’t plan your vacations around restaurants?! My family certainly does.
Downtown’s Virginia Cafe will be closing, to make room for a mega office tower. Will the last dive bar in downtown please turn off the lights?