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#1 ks95008

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:08 AM

Have a look here from the obits in today's O online:

http://www.oregonliv...onian/index.ssf

I see references to 2 deaths in this piece by Joan Harvey
entitled "A Pearl off Burnside." The most recent was in
1957.

And since I brought up D&L's, doesn't Cory Schreiber have
some family relationship with the Wachsmuth's?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:56 AM

I see references to 2 deaths in this piece by Joan Harvey entitled "A Pearl off Burnside." The most recent was in
1957.


Why was it in Obits??

Anyone eat there recently? I've never been...
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:02 AM


I see references to 2 deaths in this piece by Joan Harvey entitled "A Pearl off Burnside." The most recent was in
1957.


Why was it in Obits??

Anyone eat there recently? I've never been...


I was there about 3 weeks ago... I go every once in a while when I want my oyster fix. The oysters here are always fresh and they have a good variety (smaller ones and medium sized ones) and are muuuuch cheaper than what you can get anywhere else in town.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:16 AM

Whoa, no kidding: http://www.danandlou...ndex/Lunch_Menu

A half doz. usually runs about $14 at the higher end places in town, $15.50 for a doz. is a great deal!
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:17 AM

I haven't been to D&L's in years.



The paper of record must have some web content management issues to put their 100th birthday in obits.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:18 AM

Whoa, no kidding: http://www.danandlou...ndex/Lunch_Menu

A half doz. usually runs about $14 at the higher end places in town, $15.50 for a doz. is a great deal!

No kidding, especially for Kumamotos which I've seen as high as $15 per dozen at RETAIL.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:35 AM

I've been maybe 10 times since around 1975. I'd say it's
decent in an old-school sort of way. I think I was last there
maybe 7 or 8 years ago just to have a bowl of clam chowder.
I don't know what possessed me to want that given that I've
never really cared for D&L chowder. I like the consistency
(thin rather than thick and pasty) and quite hot, BUT more
milky than clammy. I didn't know they had added a bar - a
plus. It's also on the cheaper side.

A long time ago, the WW did a particularly snotty review of
D&L. The writer lamented - among other things - that the
oysters were served wih lemon wedges and a pedestrian
cocktail sauce and would be much improved with a lively
mignonette. He also commented on the dowdiness of the
wait staff. A week later there was a letter to the editor
from a woman who said she waited tables at D&L. She
basically said (paraphrasing) "Look, a'hole, I've busted my
ass serving dorks like you for umpteen years for small wages
and chintzy tips - all with a smile on my face. If you want
mignonette, haul you sorry ass off to [insert prestige venue
of your choice]. One of the best, most direct and most inflammatory
replies to a restaurant review I've ever seen.

Also, a little research is telling me that Cory Schreiber is
Meinert Wachsmuth's great-great grandson. Meinert's son
started D&L.

As far as why the article is included in the obits - I assume
it's a screwup. I wonder how long it will take the O to fix
it. As of about 30 seconds ago, it's still there.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:52 AM

I was there about 6 weeks ago and sat the bar and had a dozen Gigamotos. They were fresh and tasty, and served with the aforementioned old skool cocktail sauce, which is fine with me because citrus and tabasco is all I need. I had a nice fresh cocktail, the veteran behind the bar was funny, sassy, and saucy. It was 9 pm Saturday night and there was only one other couple at the bar, and another seated at a table - perfect.

I've been to Dan & Louis about half dozen times since I moved to Portland and never had an off oyster. I can't say the same about the last 3-4 times at various M&S enterprises.
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:01 AM

I love Dan and Louis Oyster Bar. They have a thinner clam chowder than most places, so it is unique in that way. Some think it's too watery, but it tastes excellent. I am always greeted warmly when I go there and the food is always good, at least to me. It's kind of got "porthole" decor, but I just love it. They have coffee cannisters with oyster crackers to munch at your table while waiting for your meal. And, yes, Cory Schreiber is definitely part of the Dan & Louis family. A nephew or something of the main folks that run it. Something like that, but I may have the relationship incorrect.

Dan & Louis has been around forever and I still love it. I'm glad it's really not in the obits. I went there earlier this year for clam chowder and a roll. Service is always friendly, but not always quick. It's worth it, though.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:04 AM

The Oyster Bar makes the most awesome bloody Mary on the planet.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:05 AM

polloe, that's good to hear. I have to be in Portland in about
2 weeks. I might have to squeeze in a visit to D&L for old
time's sake.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:05 AM

They have coffee cannisters with oyster crackers to munch at your table while waiting for your meal.


OK, totally sold now... I LOVE oyster crackers!

Calabrese...when are we going??!

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:12 AM

Angelhair - awesome bloody Mary, eh? Well, that cinches it.
I would have guessed this group would likely politely disdain
D&L, sort of as being to seafood what Sylvia's was to Italian.
Surprise - but pleased - to see that there is a certain level
of affection for this place.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:17 AM

Oyster crackers? I think I remember that. Free range?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:25 AM

Angelhair - awesome bloody Mary, eh? Well, that cinches it.
I would have guessed this group would likely politely disdain
D&L, sort of as being to seafood what Sylvia's was to Italian.
Surprise - but pleased - to see that there is a certain level
of affection for this place.


They infuse their vodka with chili peppers. Hoo-boy!

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:35 AM

I tend to stick up for the old places that have nostalgiac value, but only if the food is still good. I get hell for recommending some of my favorite places A LOT, like Old Wives Tales and Alexis. I will go to my grave defending them!!! Unless their food goes seriously south on me, which in probably 30 years it has not. Dan & Louis is in the category of greatness to me, too!

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:55 AM

OK, totally sold now... I LOVE oyster crackers!

Calabrese...when are we going??!

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If I remember the oyster stew is decent. I remember actively disliking some of the rest of the food there but it's been a long time.



We can go after my stomach if fully recovered from this last bout of flu or whatever.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:56 AM

I tend to stick up for the old places that have nostalgiac value, but only if the food is still good. I get hell for recommending some of my favorite places A LOT, like Old Wives Tales and Alexis. I will go to my grave defending them!!! Unless their food goes seriously south on me, which in probably 30 years it has not. Dan & Louis is in the category of greatness to me, too!

Best regards,

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Amanda,

We should go to Alexis sometime - I like to sit in their bar and get their platter with a little bit of everything on it. Mr P and J and John could come too.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:09 AM

If I remember the oyster stew is decent. I remember actively disliking some of the rest of the food there but it's been a long time.


Yeah, but you didn't eat raw oysters then, did you?!

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:03 PM

The story has been removed from the obituary section.