Archive for the 'Eating Out' Category

Google made me eat it: map of Portland restaurants

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

I’m gonna blame it on being hungry when I first spied the Oregonian’s new food and drink magazine: Mix. I couldn’t help myself- I practically google mapped out the whole darn thing! I’m using this map of Portland restaurants as a pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey so to speak, for those moments when Sweets and I know we need [...]

Voodoo Doughnut

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

“It’s mostly a line of strange looking people with tattoos and piercings, waiting for their morning coffee. I never felt so old, so square and so out of it as I felt at Voodoo Doughnuts.” – Jan Stern on the April 21st, 2007 Portland Oregon Splendid Table Podcast Sweets and I sat down at the [...]

Field Trip Report: the Bite of Oregon

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Sorry Farmer John. Music won out on the Sunday night schedule battle. I was not prepared to turn down the temptation that is Patti Smith performing at a Special Olympics benefit after all. Is Portland amazing or what? Oh yeah, and there was food… Patti Smith with huckleberries, fry bread, corn chowder, and fresh blueberry [...]

Flavor Revelations for the Week

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Sweets and I finally took in a meal at Acadia. I say finally as our earlier trip to New Orleans has heightened my creole radar. Finally, as Acadia is only a few staggering steps from our house. We feasted on shrimp, made googly eyes at a 3 inch thick pork chop, giggled over the phrase [...]

Culinary Tour of Honolulu’s Chinatown

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Ahhh… wedding accomplished! Now Sweets and I have some touristy wandering time to ourselves that doesn’t involve wedding errands. Fortunately for us, we have time with our favorite local, Lance, who also was our fixer for our culinary tour through Osaka this summer. Not only is Lance a regional expert in Japan, but Kaneohe on [...]

Subverting Creme Brulee

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Went out for dessert and drinks on Saturday and found some nice fall flavors offered at a restaurant downtown. I ordered the maple creme brulee, which was described as “piped in a cup”. The waitress warned me kind of non-specifically that this wasn’t “normal” creme brulee. I didn’t object, i like different flavors… the Creme [...]

Best of Eugene Awards

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Imagine my surprise to open up the Eugene Weekly and find that I got second place in the category of Eugene’s best blog. Really, its an honor to be nominated- I’ll bake y’all a cake as soon as I get a chance! This pictured one is a Sweet Life cake made for the cover shot [...]

Beefing it with the Baltic BBQ Boyz

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Sweets and I were lounging around, contemplating our first weekend at home in two months, when we were given an invitation we couldn’t refuse. My high school / college / survived our twenties- friend Ryan Ositis was looking for crew members to serve on his BBQ team, the Baltic BBQ Boyz. A special event was [...]

Vacation Touchdown

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Want a fun tip to make your in meal flight a bit more entertaining? Ask for a special meal option. Sweets did the ticket arranging and put us both down for the kosher meal option. This was the first time trying airline kosher- it gets a thumbs up. Additionally, having a special meal means they [...]

What’s Inside an MRE?

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

My MRE package had all of this packed in there. When making everything for the Govt Food shot, I was surprised at how much packaging waste came out of the bag. Did I taste it, yeah but it wasn’t special. Mostly the flavors of canned food… mellowed out without alot of good high notes. Even [...]


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