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Best Box Wine?

I don't know about widespread availability. I am a recent transplant (from SF) and was poking around for local rose in various wine shops. I found this particular one at Whole Foods of all places (at NE Fremont and NE 15th Aves, which isn't too far from I-5). The wine buyer was on site, and I was loading up my panniers with way too many bottles, so he stepped in and offered assistance when he saw that I had the Evesham rose in bottle form -- guess he thought he could save me some space, not to mention my legs, with the box, which is a slim rectangle. I figured it would be best tested in the BBQ setting with proper caveats, which it turned out, weren't needed!

Jul 19, 2010
Chew Toy in Wine

Best Box Wine?

I recently purchased a box (3L, $40) of Evesham Wood rose from the Willamette Valley and was generally pleased with the QPR. An unusual Tempranillo rose, but went over rather well at a Thai-focused BBQ. Dunno if it's available outside OR, but if so, give it a whirl.

Jul 17, 2010
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Tunisian Lamb and Quince Stew

Oh my, this is on my stove top as we speak. The house is permeated with smells of spice and lamb. Better than any incense. Cannot wait for dinner (and leftovers!).

Apr 07, 2010
Chew Toy in Recipes

Salumi - Seattle

Salumi got a nod in the NY Times today (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/din...) in a mouth-watering article on pasta all’amatriciana and its undisputed main ingredient: guanciale.

Jan 16, 2008
Chew Toy in Pacific Northwest

3 nights in Portland: Simpatica a good choice?

I've had good luck at Simpatica myself (one of the few places I've been to twice in my short time here in Portland). The food is good,(of course it depends on your taste and their menu), and the enthusiasm for the food by both the chefs and servers was even better! I especially enjoyed getting to know the others at the table and getting their recs for my new hometown!

Jul 19, 2007
Chew Toy in Pacific Northwest

Searching for the best hotdog in PDX

Forgot to include the Web site. In dog we trust! Enjoy!

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Otto's Sausage Kitchen
4138 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

Jul 16, 2007
Chew Toy in Pacific Northwest

Searching for the best hotdog in PDX

Threw out your Gourmet? Blasphemy! I just moved to PDX and was pleased to see the brief on Otto's. Haven't tried it myself yet, but it sounds like a worthwhile trek. It's at 4138 SE Woodstock.

Jul 16, 2007
Chew Toy in Pacific Northwest

[SEA] Downtown recs (I'm on an expense acct!)

Thanks!

I am willing to taxi and walk as far as I must for the good eats -- and even spend above my per diem. I love a good omakase and haven't had much good sushi since moving to PDX (partially my own fault), so that may just be the ticket.

Jun 11, 2007
Chew Toy in Pacific Northwest

[SEA] Downtown recs (I'm on an expense acct!)

Thanks for the ideas! I'm looking forward to it trying 'em out, and I'll be sure to report back.

Lauren, I'm coming from Portland (but I just moved here from San Francisco, and am still a SF girl at heart -- and in stomach!).

Jun 11, 2007
Chew Toy in Pacific Northwest

[SEA] Downtown recs (I'm on an expense acct!)

I'm traveling to Seattle tomorrow and have a decent per diem ($42). I've got b/l covered with work obligations, but I'm on my own for dinner. I'm staying in the vicinity of Seneca and 6th Ave. and want some recs. I am down with anything as long as it's well-prepared and a fine example of what SEA has to offer. My gut drives me, so please offer directions accordingly.

Yours,
Chew Toy

Jun 10, 2007
Chew Toy in Pacific Northwest