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Hotseat: Kerry Eggers

The author of a new book about the Ducks-Beavers football rivalry talks platypus and pep talks.


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College football is dominated by bitter rivalries and weird trophies. A lot of it’s pretty silly—golden eggs, bejeweled shillelaghs, golden wagon wheels, a little brown jug, and Oregon’s   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Fast Food Thanksgiving

At long last, something to be thankful for

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.

Thanksgiving is an unusual holiday. It doesn’t involve the exchanging of material gifts. It isn’t derived from a religious holiday or event, beyond perhaps the basic notion of giving thanks. It is simply a meal that b...   More
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Sonic Hand-Crafted Soda

The column travels to a drive-in to drink "guilt-free" soda

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily...   More
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Mile High Club Bacon Thickburger

The column joins the Mile High Club in the lamest way possible

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
Before KFC answered its critics by releasing the Double Down and dropping the mic, there was a California ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Fritos Chili Pizza

Papa John's serves a frito pie in a pizza pie

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.

Chili, that hearty, delectable stew of meat, beans, chili powder and assorted spices, is a mainstay of the fall season. It warms you up. It helps f...   More
 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Pumpkinsanity

The blog goes basic and gets a PSF, among other things

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.

There is a crispness, albeit mostly soggy, to the air. An Oregon team with national title hopes prepares to play its annua...   More
 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Bacon-Stuffed Crust

Pizza Hut stuffs bacon into crust in last-ditch effort to compete in the pizza delivery racket

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
As we enter the heart of football season, you might notice that Papa John’s is everywhere. “Papa”...   More
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: King's Hawaiian BBQ Brisket

The column finally gets so hungry it could eat at Arby’s

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
If you’ve been anywhere near a TV recent weeks, you’ve undoubtedly stumbled upon a series of commercials. A row of sandwiches piled high with meat—two kinds of meat!—or savory Texas brisket on a sweet Hawaiian roll, each cu...   More
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Hot-N-Ready

The column tastes the pizza from whence its name came

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
From the first utterance of “Pizza! Pizza!” by a Roman caricature seemingly pilfered from Fractured Fairy Tales in 1979, the Detroit-based Little Caesar’s announced to a hungry nation that it was in the pizza business. Not go...   More
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Of Mouse and Man

Why the new Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t have his famous hat.


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In August, the city unveiled a mural in honor of the late Kirk Reeves. The painting is a touching tribute to the smiling street musician, famous for his trumpet and white dinner jacket, complete   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI
 

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