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UPDATE: City of Oregon, Ohio, Will Not Ruin Own Good Name Because #Sprots (POLL)

With Oregon Ducks playing the Ohio State Buckeyes for the college football title, this suburb of Toledo picks a side

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UPDATED: Per Toledo's ABC affiliate (with a tip of the hat to Deadspin), the mayor of Oregon, Ohio, has decided that ...   More
 
Sunday, January 4, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Ghost Pepper Wings

The pioneers behind Louisiana Mild chicken try to make something truly spicy

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
Spiciness is more than a simple matter of taste, it is its own culture. We can recognize our fellows, be i...   More
 
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: The Food Court

The column takes a break from last-minute shopping.

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
‘Tis the season when the crazed masses descend upon shopping centers in search of gifts for family, frie...   More
 
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: The McRaclette

Our Correspondant flies to Switzerland.Ich bin ein Schweizer Burger

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
About mid-way through the month I spent in Zurich last year, a peculiar feeling—some would call it homes...   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: The Great Pizza Hut Re-Branding of 2014

Spinach, pretzel crust and banh mizzas, oh my!

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
As you may remember, Haute-N-Ready mocked the incredible laziness of Pizza Hut’s attempt to jazz up its ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Hotseat: Kerry Eggers

The author of a new book about the Ducks-Beavers football rivalry talks platypus and pep talks.


Culture Features
College football is dominated by bitter rivalries and weird trophies. A lot of it’s pretty silly—golden eggs, bejeweled shillelaghs, golden wagon wheels, a little brown jug, and Oregon’s   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Fast Food Thanksgiving

At long last, something to be thankful for

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.

Thanksgiving is an unusual holiday. It doesn’t involve the exchanging of material gifts. It isn’t derived from a religious holiday or event, beyond perhaps the basic notion of giving thanks. It is simply a meal that b...   More
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Sonic Hand-Crafted Soda

The column travels to a drive-in to drink "guilt-free" soda

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily...   More
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Mile High Club Bacon Thickburger

The column joins the Mile High Club in the lamest way possible

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
Before KFC answered its critics by releasing the Double Down and dropping the mic, there was a California ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Fritos Chili Pizza

Papa John's serves a frito pie in a pizza pie

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.

Chili, that hearty, delectable stew of meat, beans, chili powder and assorted spices, is a mainstay of the fall season. It warms you up. It helps f...   More
 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI
 

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