Murmurs: Foodie Fisticuffs—The Lawsuit

A pig fight in court, and a watchdog ascends.

What began two years ago as a passion-fueled street brawl involving two foodies and a foreign pig has moved to an only slightly more civilized venue: the county courthouse. WW first reported the por   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

FOOD FIGHT PT. 2: Read the Cochon 555 Pig Fracas Police Report!

Food & Drink
Still don't know what to make of the epic Cochon 555 pig fracas? A quick recap if you need one: On Sunday night, a fabulous cooking competition at the Governor Hotel featuring a quintet of PDX's best chefs devolved into an evening packed with drunken head-butts, a chef being ejected from a local bar and a pair of food-industry pros being arrested by the cops after a brawl over local vs. out-of-state ...   More
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

FOOD FIGHT: Chef and Foodie Come to Blows Over Pig Breeds After Cochon 555

Updated with Police Report, Brady Lowe's and Chef Bechard's comments.

Food & Drink
Image: Chef Eric Bechard's and Cochon 555 founder Brady Lowe's police booking photos from early morning Monday, May 17. •••UPDATE 6:30 pm Tuesday, May 18. Check out the full pig fight police report, here, now complete with quasi-illuminating WW commentary.••• Last night's Cochon 555 event, an epic gustatory battle where five local chefs prepare eats from five different heritage pig ...   More
Monday, May 17, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Meaty Drama: Jason Barwikowski Parts Ways With Olympic Provisions

Food & Drink
Sad news for meat fans. Over on Portland Food and Drink, Food Dude broke the news today that chef Jason Barwikowski has parted ways with Olympic Provisions, the Eastside industrial restaurant and cured meat operation that he opened with Clyde Common's Nate Tilden, salami man Elias Cairo and others in December 2009. "It's been a slow process; we've been quiet about it," confirmed co-owner Nate ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

FOOD FIGHT: And Now, the Pig Fight Shirt.

Food & Drink
Oh yes, somebody did. One of your fellow Portlanders (I'm assuming) has taken the initiative to create memorabilia for the Greatest Pig-Related Fight This Town Has Ever Seen. Now you can wear a T-shirt emblazoned with Eric Bechard's infamous pig fight battle cry. Here's a close up for ya: And there's more, from clocks to bags and water bottles. So now you can tote around your 100-fucking-percent ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

EAT: Win a Ticket to Cochon 555 Pigfest with Xocolatl de David

Cochon 555, the crazy pig-feed that made its Portland debut last year (we were there), is teaming up with Portland chocolatier David Briggs to give away free tickets when the event returns to Portland this month. Buy a Xocolatl de David Chicharrón bar at Cacao, The Meadow, Cheese Bar, Cork Wine Shop or Meat Cheese Bread starting tomorrow afternoon and you might find a Wonka-inspired golden ...   More
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE


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