On June 7th, the Portland Tribune rolled out their version of a dining guide. Some of the hits include their three NEW pizza choices: Pyro Pizza, Gladstone Pizza, Via Tribunali. Under suggestions, they list the following choices: Alexis, Huber’s, Maloy’s Jewelry Workshop and Mother’s Bistro. Wait. Back up the truck. Maloy’s Jewelry?
Feed your hunger for sparkle. Maloy’s is a twinkling jewel box of delights for connoisseurs of fine vintage jewelry… Sweet fresh carats are always on the menu at Maloy’s.
Yeah, I’m sure no one paid for that spot.
Moving on, page 12 list additional suggestions: The Old Spaghetti Factory in the same list as Ringside Steakhouse and Ringside Fish-house. If I was the owner of Ringside, that would be the last time I advertised with the Trib. Not wanting to offend anyone, their category “Best New Mexican Restaurant” lists three, including Corazon which has only been open a few months, and is now rethinking everything after disastrous reviews.
The Trib food section has been a disaster since Liz Gadberry left, and obviously they are going for a… hmm… gotta be careful here… demographic that worships Sizzler Steakhouse, but wow. Enough said. I’ll cover the O’s dining guide in a post this evening.
I agree that it isn’t much of a “Dining Guide,” but to be fair, Pyro, Gladstone, and Via Tribunali are the Tribune’s choices for “Best New Pizza,” not “Best Pizza in Portland.”
Yeah, but Pyro has been around at least a couple of years. Not exactly new . . .
Did you see the BOregonian’s “Best Breakfast Bets” in their Diner 2012? Pathetic:
Cafe Du Berry
Tin Shed Garden Cafe
Food Dude says
Funny – I just mentioned it in the O post. Terrible list. I go against Portland on this, but I never “got” Tin Shed. People wait in line an hour for this?
Anne Marie says
I can see that you were unable to tell the paid content (“may we suggest”) apart from the editorial content (“best of”). It’s a problem I mentioned to my editor last year, to no avail. But yes, I can tell the difference between jewelry and food, and no, I am not courting a “demographic,” just writing my honest opinion.