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When Foodies Unite

Food Reviews & Stories
James Beard considered fresh, local foodstuffs a birthright and fundamental to good eating. "The triumph of cooking," he wrote," is to be able to produce the simple things so that they taste as they w ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 Jim Dixon

Coffeehouse Politics

Groundswell Cafe, an Alberta neighborhood anchor, serves its homey food liberally.

Food Reviews & Stories
For years now, we've been reading news stories about the politics of food: supersized portions leading to supersized Americans, bio-engineered crops. Then there's the current hot-button issue, that li ...   More
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 Jim Dixon


z-Bite Club
Mike Haedrich's microwave epiphany came with pea soup. The Portland man was nuking a bowlful, a process that, as any seasoned microwave user knows, requires a couple of stop-and-stir cycles. Haedrich ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 Jim Dixon


The newest addition to the burgeoning Mississippi Avenue scene, Equinox, is a world and cuisine unto itself.

Food Reviews & Stories
Seasonal foods from around the equator provide the theme for Equinox, a new restaurant and lounge in the heart of the North Mississippi Avenue commercial district, the most recent inner-city neighborh ...   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2004 Jim Dixon

Working Mojo

Everyday ingredients fixed up with Southern-fried style--that's the magic flavoring at Daddy Mojo's.

Food Reviews & Stories
Maybe the fact that I can walk out my front door and be at a table two minutes later isn't the greatest thing about Daddy Mojo's. It's what got me there the first time and, together with a better- ...   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 Jim Dixon

Small Plates, Big Flavor

The newest bistro on the east side's restaurant row delivers concentrated flavor

Food Reviews & Stories
Let's get this out of the way up front. Tabla is not an Indian restaurant. It's not a wine bar. It doesn't serve tapas.The newest kid on the eastside 28th Avenue block--where every other eatery ac ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2003 Jim Dixon

Brother, Can You Spare an Oeuf?

The Buckman Bistro offers class for not much cash.

Food Reviews & Stories
At the Buckman Bistro, the nascent offspring of William's on 12th, you could eat like somebody who'd actually benefit from a massive tax cut for just a few dollars more than what most of us in the ...   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2003 Jim Dixon

American Sly

Fife offers regional dishes from the U.S. of A.

Food Reviews & Stories
Fife, a new restaurant in a new building in an old neighborhood, is making people happy. The self-described "American place" offers comfortably familiar fare and nothing's over 20 bucks, a bargain ...   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 Jim Dixon

Cart Transplant

Nourishment moved from a food truck to a brick- and- mortar building, with mixed results.

Food Reviews & Stories
Nourishment is worth the trip to the strip of Southeast Division Street bordering Ladd's Addition, despite its intermittent failures of execution. The eclectic menu ranges from bistro classics to ...   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2003 Jim Dixon

Yeast of Burden

Spend a morning with baker Ken Forkish and you'll see what being a bread geek is all about --if you can keep up.

Food Reviews & Stories
At 4 am, normally bustling Northwest 21st Avenue sleeps quietly. I wish I were, too. But I need to see a guy about some bread.A pool of light spills onto the sidewalk, and behind the steamy windows ...   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Jim Dixon
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