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Tuscan Kitchen Shines in Burlington

I had an opportunity to attend a soft opening for Tuscan Market and Kitchen in Burlington Massachusetts. It was a great opportunity to chat with Joe Faro, the owner, and sample their menu and wines. The ‘shop’ is a sprawling place that reportedly seats 500 (350 indoors, 150 outdoors), and boasts full takeout kitchen, small […]

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Portland’s Best Food and Wine: Great Restaurants and Wineries

The questions my friends and family ask most frequently are, “Could you give me a list of Portland’s best food and wine places? What restaurants, cheap eats and wine bars do you recommend in Portland?” and, “What are the not to miss wineries when visiting the Willamette Valley?” Having lived here for almost a decade, I […]

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Classic Wines Auction Announces February 2014 Winemaker Dinners

The Classic Wines Auction (CWA) announced its list of Portland Winemaker Dinners scheduled for Feb. 18-20 and 25-27. The 35 dinners, located at various distinguished Portland restaurants, offer guests a one-night-only menu paired with regional and international wines. (more…)

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Portland Pastrami at Kenny & Zuke’s

After reading many food posts on various websites written by “extramsg” a.k.a. Nick Zukin, I was intrigued when he opened his own place. The rants about food quality in his posts on Citysearch and Willamette Valley Weekly were spot on and displayed a deep passion for great food so I thought it was high time […]

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Le Pigeon

Le Pigeon, a tiny little eatery on East Burnside in Portland fills up nightly and packs them in communal style with a presentation kitchen that makes for good entertainment. Having lived in Portland for nearly eight years, I question why it took me so long to visit this eclectic destination. I probably turned down three […]

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Restaurant Wine Prices Are Outrageous!

“Get ready for higher restaurant prices!” blazes the headline of a recent Bloomberg report. Now, that’s a scary thought. A nation, shell-shocked by the continuing recession, is already reeling from the high cost of dining out. Many have reacted by doing more entertaining and dining at home and less in restaurants. A National Restaurant Association […]

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