What a year for eating. My first bites of the year were in a New Years Day early morning daze at Blue Star Doughnuts in Portland, Oregon (Valrhona Chocolate Crunch was the best amidst stiff competition. These were hands down the best doughnuts of a pretty doughnut-free year). If that’s how a year starts, thenContinue reading “The 13 Bites That Defined 2013”
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Plat du Jour Monday October 7, 2013: When Is It O.K. To Send Something Back?
What a challenging question to begin this first full week of October with. Usually my answer is the always vague “follow your gut feeling.” Well, if you’re gut isn’t feeling so good, you probably want to send the dish back. I’ve noticed I almost never have to send back food. Cocktails get returned at aContinue reading “Plat du Jour Monday October 7, 2013: When Is It O.K. To Send Something Back?”
What’s in a Name? That Which We Call a Restaurant?
Shakespeare and restaurants? Wherefore art thou going for dinner Romeo? Usually when we consider Shakespeare and dining, we think of going to the corner pub for a pint of bitter hard cider, or Falstaffian feasts, as in, “To finish a dish at Montreal’s Au Pied de Cochon, you must have a Falstaffian appetite.” I’m noContinue reading “What’s in a Name? That Which We Call a Restaurant?”