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#1 Calabrese

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:09 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2...land/index.html

Just a small excerpt:

"Grab some brunch at the Cup & Saucer diner (3566 SE Hawthorne Blvd) where eggs and tofu are given equal billing on the menu. Try the Spinach and Havarti Cheese Omelet ($7.50) served with vegan potatoes and choice of scone, English muffin or toast. Or try the decadent Mary Ann Sandwich, a vamped up grilled cheese with fried eggs and a choice of bacon, ham, or garden sausage ($7.25)."

Wonder where they get their travel writers from?


Glad their focus is so hipster based............ I am surprised they missed Rocket but I suspect their guidebooks are outdated.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:17 AM

At least that Diners & Dives show on FoodTV went to Byways. You'd think CNN could do better than Food Network.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 01:24 PM

At least that Diners & Dives show on FoodTV went to Byways. You'd think CNN could do better than Food Network.


I love the Diners and Dives show.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 02:36 PM


At least that Diners & Dives show on FoodTV went to Byways. You'd think CNN could do better than Food Network.


I love the Diners and Dives show.


And I love Byways!

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:49 PM

I hate that manufactured alternativeness that Guy has. It's as bad as hipsters who buy gel just to give themselves bedhead. And I want to knock those fricking glasses off the back of his head. He does seem to actually pick mostly good spots, though. Or whoever is producing it seems to. But I've only seen parts of two shows. He, of course, loves everything just like Rachel Ray, which makes it more entertainment than information.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:57 PM

He, of course, loves everything just like Rachel Ray, which makes it more entertainment than information.



You don't really expect any Food Network shows to offend the locals do you? It's all feel good all the time.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 04:42 PM

Actually I saw Guy eat a hamburger at one of the dives with a big smear of peanut butter on the bun. He almost threw it up and said he hated it.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 04:27 PM

Food Dude just posted on his site that they are asking him for suggestions for Portland for Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. I know someone put in K&Z's. On the foodnetwork site it says to send your suggestions to DDDinfo@mac.com.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 04:31 PM

He, of course, loves everything just like Rachel Ray, which makes it more entertainment than information.

They do put the camera on the locals eating the food though. They seem to enjoy what they're eating and the joints wouldn't be that packed if all the food sucked, right?
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 04:37 PM

the joints wouldn't be that packed if all the food sucked, right?

*cough*Olive garden
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 04:42 PM

the joints wouldn't be that packed if all the food sucked, right?

*cough*Olive garden

Point taken. On another note, Tanuki's a "dive", right? :w00t:
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:35 PM

From what I've seen of the show, they like funky dishes. Oddball things like peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes with roasted marshmallows and bacon.

What they probably will pick:
Original Pancake House
Zell's
Bijou
Byways

I can't remember if they like to show 24 hour places, but if they do, toss in Hotcake House or Roxy.

What SHOULD they pick? Tough. Perhaps:
Kenny & Zuke's*
Blueplate
Podnah's^
Pine St Biscuits
Flavour Spot

Place I really hope they avoid:
Cup & Saucer
Bread & Ink (except the waffles)
Roxy
Hotcake House
Original Pancake House (it's a chain that doesn't need any publicity)
Biscuits





* My obvious bias not withstanding.
^ Especially on weekend when you can include their brunch offerings.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:36 PM

on food dude's site he said the Food Network is asking for suggestions for diners , drive-ins, etc. including "Ethnic Dives" that make food from scratch.

http://www.portlandf...opic.php?id=538

Suggestions so far seem pretty weak.

Also, looking for Cart owners for Food Network: http://www.portlandf...opic.php?id=539
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:59 PM

Original Pancake House (it's a chain that doesn't need any publicity)

ok Nick, two things:
first, yes its a chain, but that one is the ORIGINAL...as in where it all started.
second, should we really be choosing places to showcase based on whether or not they need publicity? or should we focus on the best? If a place doesnt need(as you say, I think you can never have enough publicity) the attention, that doesnt mean its not worth of it. I tend to think that If they want to do a segment on, over the top-ooey-gooey-unbelievably good breakfast food-with a cult following........they couldnt do much better!(also agree with Byways and Zells for this)
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 09:06 PM

It's kind of like affirmative action. Given two relatively equal places, go with the one that isn't already mentioned in every guidebook and been on 100 shows, and has locations across the country, and is slammed every day of the week.

I've been unimpressed with Zell's. I think it's decent, but such a drop from places like Simpatica.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 09:09 PM

on food dude's site he said the Food Network is asking for suggestions for diners , drive-ins, etc. including "Ethnic Dives" that make food from scratch.

http://www.portlandf...opic.php?id=538

Suggestions so far seem pretty weak.

Also, looking for Cart owners for Food Network: http://www.portlandf...opic.php?id=539


Now here's a real chance to sucker the national media who probably won't bother to fact check your specious claims--kind of like Rachel Ray biting off on the Hobo's deal. :w00t:

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 09:15 PM

That is the worst show on television.

I hate that asshole always standing behind people's counters, snitching bites of their food with his bleached-blonde tips, Cheeto-sprinkled goatee, and sunglasses propped upon the top of his head.

Help Portland by not helping the food dude(no offense, food dude) and keep that Guy guy the fuck out of Portland. I can already see his fat ass waddling up to some of our favorite places in here. His uber-chauch behavior makes Rachel Ray look like Julia Child.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 09:41 PM

It's kind of like affirmative action.

a-ha....thats why i dont agree with it then. turns out its as unfair to food as it is to people. who woulda thought? :w00t:
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 10:03 PM

Anytime you weave 'uber-chauch' into an invective it becomes instantly more effective.
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Posted 17 October 2008 - 12:29 AM

Nothing unfair about either, when done right. Like I said, given the choice between two places RELATIVELY EQUAL. So if you're making a choice between places that are essentially on the same level, why not choose one that has reasons to choose it beyond just the food?

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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