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Restaurant Branding 101 … with Sean Wilkinson of Might & Main
9 months ago

Restaurant Branding 101 … with Sean Wilkinson of Might & Main

Since its inception in 2010, Might & Main Design & Branding has compiled an impressive portfolio of high-profile clients, from L.L. Bean to Idexx Laboratories to Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers.

 


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Poking Holes in the Tilted Kilt
11 months ago

Poking Holes in the Tilted Kilt

Historical evidence would suggest that the kilt, a rugged garment that originated in the Scottish Highlands and Isles, symbolizes many things to many people. For some, it conjures images of …
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Too Much of a Good Thing: Chicken Stock
12 months ago

Too Much of a Good Thing: Chicken Stock

If you want the best chicken stock, hands-down one of the most important elements in cooking great food, you’re going to have to make it yourself.

Unfortunately, most people either …
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Judgment Calls: Restaurant Reviews — Taj Indian Cuisine
1 year ago

Judgment Calls: Restaurant Reviews — Taj Indian Cuisine

One of my least favorite kinds of food snobs is the type who turns up their nose at a restaurant solely on its proximity to the mall. These are the …
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Joe Ricchio Goes (Back) to Jail … This Time For the Food
1 year ago

Joe Ricchio Goes (Back) to Jail … This Time For the Food

“No, 30 days isn’t 30 years, but when you leave, you’ll definitely feel like you did time.” These were the words told to me by a fellow inmate on my …
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Judgment Calls — Woodford F&B Review
1 year ago

Judgment Calls — Woodford F&B Review

These days, any new eatery is quick to label itself a neighborhood restaurant. Few actually fit the bill. To really live up to that title, you must actually fulfill a …
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Too Much of a Good Thing: Soy Sauce
1 year ago

Too Much of a Good Thing: Soy Sauce

What most people don’t realize is that this magical, umami-laden seasoning comes in many incarnations. Most of the stuff in packets isn’t actually soy sauce at all, but a non-fermented …
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HOW TO DIGEST A CITY
1 year ago

HOW TO DIGEST A CITY

FOOD CRITIC DOC EXPLORES L.A.’S DEEPEST CULTURES AT SPACE GALLERY

 

 

Put bluntly, Jonathan Gold represents the polar opposite of what’s wrong with the food world today.

 


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What Not To Do When Opening a Restaurant
1 year ago

What Not To Do When Opening a Restaurant

The restaurant business is one of the riskiest ventures around, especially in a city like Portland that has reached the saturation point. I’ve worked in them my whole life, and …
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Too Much of a Good Thing
1 year ago

Too Much of a Good Thing

In a normal human’s life, there’s never an occasion that warrants tasting dozens of kinds of canned tuna fish.
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