WW is inaugurating a new Web feature, From the Vault, in which we resurrect timely or interesting articles from our archives for your post-dated perusal.
In this week's print edition of WW you'll find a feature that rounds up some of long-time Portland food Karen Brooks' harshest restaurant reviews over the years.
Brooks now writes for Portland Monthly—which tends to (ahem) focus on positive stories—but in her younger years she was known for filleting restaurants like Ten 01 and Lucier.
But she also liked some places. Among her raves for WW, a place called Pink's Grill, run by a hip young restauranteur named Don Gronquist. If that name sounds familiar, it's likely because Gronquist was the subject of WW music editor Matt Singer's August cover story "Buried Alive." Gronquist, a notorious former filmmaker now living on Social Security, also dabbled in the diner business between his second film, the banned-in-Britain horror flick Unhinged, and the adventure film The Devil's Keep.
From the vault, here's Brooks' 1984 WW review of the long-shuttered Pink's Grill, which sounds delightfully of-the-era.
In The Pink