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Restaurant Guide 2006

Food Reviews & Stories
Pazzo's decor is strictly old-school, especially for a boutique hotel: dark wood, plush booths and warm yellow lighting. The waiters are old-school, too—mature, professional and eager to please. Although his work tends to steer clear of cutting-edge technology, Chef John Eisenhart serves some    More
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Audrey Van Buskirk

Dish Review

Food Reviews & Stories
With walls decorated with Italian-themed posters and vintage celebrity pictures, Sal's styles itself as a casual gathering spot. The restaurant's concept of focusing on a wide variety of pastas and pizzas seems to be working, if crowds are an indication. The basic thin-crust pizza is simply deliciou   More
Monday, January 30, 2006 Audrey Van Buskirk

Dish Review

Food Reviews & Stories
Even on a dark and windy Sunday morning, the hostess may ask, "Would you like to sit outside," and she's not joking—while the newly remodeled interior feels a bit starchy, the most notable feature is the covered patio, equipped with heaters that seem powerful enough to fry your eggs from above   More
Monday, January 30, 2006 Audrey Van Buskirk

It's Not About Nothing

The most important comic you've never heard of makes the personal universal.

"M-a-i-m." The way Shelley Berman says the word, dragging it out of his throat dripping with bile, suggests there may be no more hideously funny word in English. He uses the word most famously in his ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 Audrey Van Buskirk

Something Old, Something New

Two new restaurants are making local history on Northwest Vaughn Street.

Food Reviews & Stories
Two new restaurants with a passing connection to the city's history--Meriwether's and Industrial Cafe and Saloon--are staking a claim on Northwest Vaughn Street as a food destination. Owners John and ...   More
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 Audrey Van Buskirk


Italian hangouts open their doors to the neighborhood.

Food Reviews & Stories
If you've noted the handful of Italian restaurants that have opened recently, you might think the carbcutting trend had finally died. Two cozy eastside spots--Italian Joint on Southeast Hawthorne Boul ...   More
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 Audrey Van Buskirk

Something to Talk About

Surprising seasonal combinations make Giorgio's a national favorite--and worth local attention.

Food Reviews & Stories
Giorgio's isn't a restaurant people are talking about, but it's a place you should know if you're serious about food.Owner Giorgio Kawas' restaurant, located in the hip-happening Pearl District, hit t ...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 Audrey Van Buskirk

Haute Cowboy Cuisine

Surprising flavor combinations sauce up newcomer Nuestra Cocina's West Mex dishes.

Food Reviews & Stories
If Wild Bill Hickok could have chosen his last meal, it might have been something like the bifstek a la parilla served at Nuestra Cocina. Gorgeous slices of grilled steak--pink and soft inside, dark a ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 Audrey Van Buskirk

Breakfast Row

Genies and Detour transform Division Street into a morning attraction.

Food Reviews & Stories
Breakfast can be a messy business. You're barely dressed, possibly unshowered, and if you've remembered to brush your hair, it's a good day.That sort of demeanor goes well with the typical grub served ...   More
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 Audrey Van Buskirk


It's French, it's Cuban, it's Spanish--it's all in the mix at the Capitol Coffeehouse.

Food Reviews & Stories
If you're coming from the eastside, you might think that over the river and south of Powell leads to Dullsville in Foodland. But the Capitol Highway confluence offers amazingly good fodder for foodies ...   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 Audrey Van Buskirk
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