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#21 iheartfromage

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 02:40 PM

This is off-topic (although I'm very excited about ExtraMSG's new venture):

Does anyone know the latest about Kim Boyce's bakery on Sandy? No word about it on her FB page and I haven't seen any coverage since an article somewhere proclaimed that she was hoping to open in July...

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 03:26 PM


Yeah, Division really needs more really good restaurants...a real dearth in the area.

Jimminy.....we're DYING here in NoPo....please...something...ANYTHING!!! Is there no hope?!?!?

Sorry, still hurting Tanuki not getting the MLK/Fremont.

Congrats on the new place. I'm sure it will rule.


No sympathy. You have tons of great stuff in NoPo. Killingsworth & 30th: DOC, Autentica, Yakuza and so on. Then Podnah's, FOTM and more. And Kim Boyce's bakery going in on 50-something and Sandy, pho places, the $1/lb Chinese noodle shop, Gartners, the works.

You'll just have to drive over to Mi Mero Mole like we Westsiders will be doing. At least you won't have to cross bridge traffic to get there.


Those places are all in NE Portland - really there is a difference between NEPO and NOPO - no one confuses SW & SE Portland and really there's quite a bit of difference. North Portland lost Little Red Bike Cafe, but they still have Mississippi Ave and the West Side of Williams Ave.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 03:38 PM



Yeah, Division really needs more really good restaurants...a real dearth in the area.

Jimminy.....we're DYING here in NoPo....please...something...ANYTHING!!! Is there no hope?!?!?

Sorry, still hurting Tanuki not getting the MLK/Fremont.

Congrats on the new place. I'm sure it will rule.


No sympathy. You have tons of great stuff in NoPo. Killingsworth & 30th: DOC, Autentica, Yakuza and so on. Then Podnah's, FOTM and more. And Kim Boyce's bakery going in on 50-something and Sandy, pho places, the $1/lb Chinese noodle shop, Gartners, the works.

You'll just have to drive over to Mi Mero Mole like we Westsiders will be doing. At least you won't have to cross bridge traffic to get there.


Those places are all in NE Portland - really there is a difference between NEPO and NOPO - no one confuses SW & SE Portland and really there's quite a bit of difference. North Portland lost Little Red Bike Cafe, but they still have Mississippi Ave and the West Side of Williams Ave.


I'd forgotten totally about Mississippi & Williams. So even if you count out NE, Mississippi & Williams are huge scores and should hardly be discounted to complaining about nothing in NoPo. I'd take those offerings in a heartbeat!

Anyway, it's just a drive. We do several times/week. SE, NE, NoPo, all over. And we'll drive it no prob for Mi Mero Mole.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:38 PM

What is the meaning of the name? I'm not familiar with mero.


It's like saying "my bag" or "my cup of tea". It literally means "my own mole". Googled. Here's a good explanation on a fun site:

http://swearindf.blo...-mero-mole.html

The greatest service chemistry has rendered to alimentary science, is the discovery of osmazome, or rather the determination of what it was. ~Brillat-Savarin

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:39 PM


What is the meaning of the name? I'm not familiar with mero.


It's like saying "my bag" or "my cup of tea". It literally means "my own mole". Googled. Here's a good explanation on a fun site:

http://swearindf.blo...-mero-mole.html


What a great name! I like the layered meaning.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:18 PM

Division?

Great, I pass it twice a day on my commute. Or I should say: it's possible for me to pass it twice a day.

Really looking forward to this. Really, really, really looking forward to this.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:41 AM

Good luck, Nick! I really hope this comes through for you.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:38 AM

Really looking forward to this. Really, really, really looking forward to this.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:56 PM

Congratulations and best of luck with the licensing process. Will you be serving that wonderful squash blossom guisado (I think that's what it's called)? Hope so.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 01:20 PM

Shh, the menu is a secret. ;)

The greatest service chemistry has rendered to alimentary science, is the discovery of osmazome, or rather the determination of what it was. ~Brillat-Savarin

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:26 PM


What is the meaning of the name? I'm not familiar with mero.


It's like saying "my bag" or "my cup of tea". It literally means "my own mole". Googled. Here's a good explanation on a fun site:

http://swearindf.blo...-mero-mole.html


Which makes me jealous for not having thought of just calling my place "My Fucking Sake Bar".
My hat is off to you sir.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:46 PM



What is the meaning of the name? I'm not familiar with mero.


It's like saying "my bag" or "my cup of tea". It literally means "my own mole". Googled. Here's a good explanation on a fun site:

http://swearindf.blo...-mero-mole.html


Which makes me jealous for not having thought of just calling my place "My Fucking Sake Bar".
My hat is off to you sir.


How about: "Don't Sip It, Suck It, Sake Bar"

The greatest service chemistry has rendered to alimentary science, is the discovery of osmazome, or rather the determination of what it was. ~Brillat-Savarin

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Formerly, Kenny & Zuke's


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Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:09 PM

Which makes me jealous for not having thought of just calling my place "My Fucking Sake Bar".
My hat is off to you sir.


Hola,

Even if you're already settled on the name Tanuki, that's no reason not to make T-shirts which also read "My Fucking Sake Bar". Maybe have the name, a logo and an address in the upper left part of the front (sobre el corazón) and then "My Fucking Sake Bar" on the back. Maybe a black shirt with white text, or a red shirt with light gray lettering...whatever colors you favor and a combination of figure/ground that would be stylish and attractive. Done right, I'm sure that would be a hit. Hell, you might even offend some folks.

There's no such thing as bad publicity, and *everybody* likes T-shirts.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 04:13 PM

Looking very forward checking your place out MSG!

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:29 PM

Congratulations, and although said many times, really, really looking forward to this!

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:29 PM

Really excited for you, Nick (and for the rest of us too!). I'll keep my fingers crossed over here.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:22 AM


Which makes me jealous for not having thought of just calling my place "My Fucking Sake Bar".
My hat is off to you sir.


Hola,

Even if you're already settled on the name Tanuki, that's no reason not to make T-shirts which also read "My Fucking Sake Bar". Maybe have the name, a logo and an address in the upper left part of the front (sobre el corazón) and then "My Fucking Sake Bar" on the back. Maybe a black shirt with white text, or a red shirt with light gray lettering...whatever colors you favor and a combination of figure/ground that would be stylish and attractive. Done right, I'm sure that would be a hit. Hell, you might even offend some folks.

There's no such thing as bad publicity, and *everybody* likes T-shirts.


The tshirts I sell already are far more profane even than that B)
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:16 AM

Are you going to do goat? Pastor on a vertical spit?

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:16 AM

"...Pastor on a vertical spit..."

Heh.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:04 PM

Wow! 2 pages and this place isn't even f*cking open yet! :)
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