Monthly Archives: July 2015

Straight off the truck, Farmers Markets: Grilled vegetable pasta

Kenny Lee and the Sundowners at the Portland Saturday Market Santa Monica has the best one I’ve been to. Used to be part of the workday at City Restaurant: an early morning trip to the Farmers Market for Japanese greens, Puget … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a meal by its cover: Pork meatball banh mi

I’ve worked at more than a few restaurant openings, with initial financial investments ranging from $5000 each from seven friends for Sound Food on Vashon to a two million dollar investment by Sheldon Adelson for Trumps in LA. A startup restaurant … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Felix Mendelsson, Song Without Words Whenever I reread one of my blog posts and think, “Well, that’s not too bad.”, I take out any Ann Patchett book and remember my place at the bottom tier in the pyramid of writers. … Continue reading

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Nikki, December 19, 1938 – July 5, 2015: Grasshopper Pie

For the past twenty-five years, my two sisters and I have lived within the drop-in zone and lunch together frequently. Most of the time, at Nikki’s insistence, it was someplace that served sandwiches. She was not an adventuresome eater, seldom … Continue reading

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