From the monthly archives: November 2012

Where Brunch Is King

On November 28, 2012 By

Brunch is a major sport in Portland, with several venues offering up breakfast dishes to hungry crowds throughout the weekend. One of the more popular spots, Tasty n Sons, serves up brunch to a thankful crowd every day of the week.

The two-year-old restaurant from Chef John Gorham is so popular that […]

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Keeping Doughnuts Weird in Portland

On November 25, 2012 By

If Portland is a town that celebrates its quirkiness, it’s no wonder that Voodoo Doughnut is such a big hit.

The doughnut shop, which started off as just a window selling doughnut treats to late-night bar crawlers in Old Town, is a worldwide sensation, featured in various food media from New York […]

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This quirky logging town in the Pacific Northwest seems to be the darling in the food media world, with several publications putting Portland’s gastronomical scene under the microscope.

One of the latest hot tables in the city is six-month-old Riffle NW, a seafood-focused restaurant opened by former New Yorkers Ken and Jennifer […]

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Thanksgiving Thank You Notes

On November 18, 2012 By

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d do this unconventional food post about what I’m thankful for this season. My apologies to Jimmy Fallon if these thank you notes don’t measure up to his funny thoughts and inspirations, but they’re offered up in the same manner. Cue the background music.


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Going All Chutney On My Cranberries

On November 14, 2012 By

Everyone has his or her favorite dish for Thanksgiving, and call me strange but I’ve always loved the cranberry sauce – even when it comes out in jelly form from a can.

It must be something about the sweet-tart nature of cranberry sauce. As an adult, I generally made my cranberry for Thanksgiving not as […]

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I don’t know when Plow in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill became popular for brunch, but there’s no denying that it’s white hot right now.

I’ve seen this quaint neighborhood restaurant mentioned often for its brunch, and when I visited this weekend with my friend Craig, we were quoted a wait time of 60 to 90 […]

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Warm Up with a Healthy Curry Dish

On November 7, 2012 By

With the chilly weather, stews and curries are natural choices for the dinner table. For me, autumn squash is another fitting ingredient since it’s plentiful right now at the farmers market.

A squash I’m seeing a lot lately is the Japanese kabocha, which is like a little pumpkin but often in a forest green shell […]

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Doughnut Dolly was a term used in London for women who brought doughnuts and coffee to the troops during WWI. But a two-month-old donut shop of the same name that opened in Oakland is not a throwback to war times but an elegant modern bakeshop.

The tiny store opened in what’s known as Alley 49 […]

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