About time he opened his mouth: Over at portlandfoodanddrink.com, anonymous food blogger/mastermind Food Dude has named chef Troy McLarty's Lovely Hula Hands
as his Restaurant of the Year
2007. The Dude praised current location of Hula Hands as "self-assured, understated, non-trendy, and just top-notch in all respects."
The Dude also nodded to two of his runner-ups, Pok-Pok
and Toro Bravo,
applauding Andy Ricker's re-invention of Thai cuisine and John Gorham's capable handling of the masses, calling it a " casebook study on how to open a restaurant."
By the way, you can check out WW's
most recent review of Lovely Hula Hands here
Our review of Pok-Pok here
. And our 2007 Restaurant of the Year review of Toro Bravo here