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Lebanese Magic

Karam makes Middle Eastern poetry with its food.

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On a recent Sex and the City episode, Carrie and her latest swain, played by Mikhail Baryshnikov, sexily spar over poetry. He's reading about love by Joseph Brodsky. She's reading about Oscar de la Re ...   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 Audrey Van Buskirk

A Plate of Java

Surabaya mixes Dutch-Indonesian spices and sauces for local tastes.

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What do you know about Indonesia? Can you name the capital? The president? A couple of the major islands? Perhaps the most well-known fact about this archipelago nation of more than 17,000 islands ...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Audrey Van Buskirk

French Bliss

If a trip to Paris is out of your price range, Bistro Casanis should deliver a fran¨ais fix.

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The casual style of Bistro Casanis makes prix fixe meals seem comfortable.Has there ever been a Westernized culture so admired and yet so maligned as the French? The reasons are obvious--gorgeous ...   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 Audrey Van Buskirk


America's loudest lefty takes his populist politics on a stadium tour.

Michael Moore is pissed off. Or is he jumping for joy? It's hard to tell with Moore, the populist author and filmmaker who spoke to a wildly enthusiastic crowd of more than 9,000 at Memorial Coliseu ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2003 Audrey Van Buskirk

Nouveau Richness

Are Portland diners primed for the indulgent food at Hurley's?

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The main thing about the food at Hurley's is this: It's really, really good. Better than good--call it amazing. There's thoughtful attention paid to flavor, texture and appearance. Each dish is go ...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2003 Audrey Van Buskirk

Italian Time

You could while away the hours consorting at Caffe Allora.

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"The only classical and true way to eat pasta is with gusto," James Beard once said. You'll have ample opportunity to do just that at Caffe Allora, the six-month-old hybrid of a coffeehouse, wine ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 Audrey Van Buskirk

Restaurant Guide 2001-- secret seattle

six eateries up north you probably don't know about, but should

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Restaurant Guide 2001 IndexThe RestaurantsWelcomeEverything looks better after a mealShop TalkSecret Seattle--six eateries up north.Year of the Frog?Thrill SeekersPortlanders like to think that there' ...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Audrey Van Buskirk
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