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Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
The flavor-rich food of Eastern Africa (Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia)—redolent doses of lemon, nutmeg, bay leaf, cilantro, cumin, and coriander—is a good reminder of why spice played such a deep role in the development of the modern world. Dig the lukkuu akhaawi (spice-rubbed chicken) and any of the bee   More
 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 Tim Duroche

Ascending The Throne

The world's greatest jazz singer is right next door.


Riff City
Many of us have never had the opportunity to experience in person the vulnerable sense of heartbreak in Billie Holiday's voice. But we continue to return to her. Why? Because we live in a world where ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 Tim Duroche

Oregon Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake

Wings of desire floated across the stage of the Keller Auditorium for one of the world's most famous ballets.


Theater
[DANCE] Swan Lake is like a good Western. It's an excellent study in contrasts—black/white, good/evil, duty/surrender. Christopher Stowell's Oregon Ballet Theatre production, with two pairs of d ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 Tim Duroche

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
OK, the prices have been recently jacked (thanks, Capitalism), but the Russian food at this Java Man coffee shop is a beloved secret weapon for damp, cold daysďż˝doughy pierogis filled with cabbage and beef, a substantive borscht, rich pelmeni (dumplings), and the ground jewel: golubtzi (cabbage rol   More
 
Monday, April 24, 2006 Tim Duroche

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Discovery is about opening your senses to the improbable and the land beyond the what-ifs. Case in point: The best falafel I've experienced (outside of the Marais section in Paris improbable, non?) comes from a fast-talking, larger-than-life, yarn-spinning NYC transplant named Al Herre. Outlandish s   More
 
Monday, April 24, 2006 Tim Duroche

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Every other dog-contender pales next to Wynn's high-quality, 8-inch, quarter-pound franks (from Canada, no less) in an array of fashionable getups, like the Seattle (cream cheese and bacon), the Chili, and my fave, the Chicago (cucumbers, tomatoes, and celery salt). Buy 10, next one's free. (Origina   More
 
Monday, April 24, 2006 Tim Duroche

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Not to be confused with its neighbor New Taste of India or the late, lamented Taste of India, Real Taste is one of the better bets for Indian on-the-go. Sometimes ordering can feel like Malayalamese bingo, but you'll score with a great buttery chicken Makhani, crispy samosa, refreshing mango lassi a   More
 
Monday, April 24, 2006 Tim Duroche

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Resembling a tiny hut along the Vltava, Tabor deserves immortal status for its Wienerschnitzelwich alone a god-sent creation of breaded pork loin between Grand Central Bakery ciabatta accompanied by an earthy paprikova spread, horseradish and crisp lettuce. But Tabor (named for the Czech birthplace    More
 
Monday, April 24, 2006 Tim Duroche

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Hands down the best burrito al pastor you're apt to ever hoover down, this humble truck (within spitting distance of both Lauro and Pix) is an eight-cylinder celebration of Central Mexican delights. Exquisitely seasoned birria de chivo (goat), lengua (beef tongue), barbacoa and carne asada inhabit a   More
 
Monday, April 24, 2006 Tim Duroche

Changing Spaces: Pdx Jazz Edition

Jimmy Mak's will leave its modest digs behind, but its reputation will surely follow.


Riff City
Jim (Jimmy Mak) Makarounis may be the only pre-Socratic jazz-club owner in the world. Like the ancient philosopher Heraclitus, Makarounis' ancestral homeboy, the club owner understands that the nature ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 Tim Duroche
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